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Old 11-21-2012, 11:38 PM   #16
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Trail_Mix: Thanks. I'll hopefully pick some up once I sell the shrimp and LEDs I listed in the SnS today.

Rob: Ha! Possibly. And if your Chaeto continues to grow well, I may have to buy some from you or from the same source.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:55 PM   #17
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I'll give ya the perfect deal, I promise!

Why type of lighting do you have over the tank?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #18
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It's a 50/50 CFL that's plenty strong enough for growing anything but I've got a 6500K daylight I could use in the fixture.

Can always use something else, though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #19
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Good deal.

My first ball of Chaetomorpha has fairly thick wirey strands kinda like a plastic brillo pad kind of feel, the second ball feels more like a bunch of hair someone yanked out of the tub drain. Both are doing well at around sg of 1.012.

Both have a lovely green color, too!

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #20
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Oh, and the tank is still lit up with an 18 inch 50/50 Reef Sun fluorescent.

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #21
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That's great news. The Chaeto I yanked from my refugium kicked the bucket after two days in 1.012.

One variety I have does okay in 1.012 but apparently doesn't like this Red Sea salt stuff I'm using for this tank. Rather, I think it enjoys all the goodies in DD H2Ocean Magnesium Pro Plus more than the cheap goodies in what I'm using.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #22
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I set up the tank using Nutri-SeaWater and did a partial with Instant Ocean.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #23
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Jake,

Turns out my MTS like the finer, more delicate chaeto for dinner. Better, even, than they do the algae growing on the tank...

Just so you know.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:59 PM   #24
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Won't be putting snails in this joint but will definitely be using a few different macros, I think.

Am testing some of the macros from my reef systems in 1.012 water to see how things go right now. Here's hoping they work out well.
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Cool! I'd like to find a variety (or more) of caulerpa that would be happy in brackish water.

Attractive and very fast growing.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #26
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Yay!



Junk is finally growing in the tank.
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Dude! Junk's always good!


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LOL!! Congratulations! You are now the proud father of Junk in the Tank!!! Culerpa's cool! Get some!
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Have been toying with some different types of Caulerpa and other macros that I've got to see what does well in brackish water. Have some really cool stuff in my refugium in my office that I need to cut up and bring home to try.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #30
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Culerpa's cool! Get some!
Yeah, I love it, but wanna find some brackish friendly species. Know of any?
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