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Old 07-14-2011, 01:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Dragon's Breath under Actinic Lighting. The new growth of the plant glows fluorescent orange.



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Old 07-18-2011, 11:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Been a month and I'm starting to do trimming on the macro algae. Nice part of have a sump, I got a second tank to float the clippings in.

After doing some reading on macro algea and cross comparing Brightwell Aquatics products, I have decided to try the micronutrients and axis(carbon source) in my marine tank to promote healthier growth. I made sure no macro nutrients were added to the system because that could cause nasty algae outbreak.

In my research of Brightwell Aquatics products, I found his nitrate source is Sodium Nitrate, commonly referred as pink salt. This salt is used as a meat preservative. You can find this salt in the baking area, sports stores and in your favorite hotdogs.
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Just an updated. Haven't added any more types of macro algae. Just keeping to the initial 5. Now I've added another live rock covered with purple coralline algae and yellow sponge. After little rearrange, the take is looking good.
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looks really nice, i should of done that.
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I'm liking your tank. It really adds a dimension to SW tanks that I think has been missing. Of course I come from a different direction than most SW people.



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Thank you. The SW people just aren't quite sure what to make of it. I'll get some soft corals growing to add even more color. I pull from my memory of when I went snorkeling off the Florida Keys.
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That's going to be a badass setup Robert. Macroalgae tanks are way cool.
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Upgraded the setup to 25 gallon octagon with a hob skimmer. Not messing with a bottom tank anymore.
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