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Old 01/10/2008, 11:20 AM
reefer334 reefer334 is offline
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What algae to run in my Refugium for my SPS tank?

I was wondering what all of you are running for algae in your refugiums.I just setup a new 120 tech series SPS dominant tank,and was wondering which algae to run in my refugim,I currently run several types of culerpra in my old reef.Is thi s good for my new reef?I have heard thta culerpra can go asexual and fowl a tank,is that true and if so how many have acually had this happen?Thanks for your input,Chris.
I have to many fish!!!!!!!!!
Old 01/10/2008, 11:31 AM
dsn112 dsn112 is offline
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I run chaeto. It is the the consensus on here that it should be used and lit 24/7. I have been running it for 2 months and have a ton of growth and pods like crazy. My nitrates are 0 and my phosphates are very low. Culerpa can go a sexual and can cause issues. Chaeto can not.
Old 01/10/2008, 11:40 AM
Marko9 Marko9 is offline
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To be safe Chris, just run chaeto and you will be fine.

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Old 01/10/2008, 11:51 AM
alanscott alanscott is offline
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So why run it 24/7? I have heard and read you only need to run is on the reverse cycle of your tank lights.
Old 01/10/2008, 12:14 PM
DanInSD DanInSD is offline
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If you want variety (and good tang food) you can also run gracilaria. It is safe and non-toxic.

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