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October 14, 2011 at 2:05 am #1905Tucson ReefMember
Hi, new here started course a few days ago, very intersesting and informative. Just from the first 3 lessons, its intersesting how far SH keeping has come.
Well my plan is to get a natural looking as possible, useing artifial only when it looks real and real would be a pain to maintain(Colored Sponges and such). I plan on using Calserous Algaes such as Shaving Brush and such. Would also like to get some seagrases if there is a supplier that has Rep and has some that would fit in a 22 X 24 X 26 tall cube.
Any thoughts on this pro’s and con’s would be apreciated. I have had tanks with many varieties Algaes in the past both found in the LFS’s and collected while SUBA diving that were great. I was even thrilled first time I found Bubble Algae, thought it looked cool and hoped it would survive. It did, I had a fun time with trying to control (tried to eradicate with little success)that over the years that tank was going, lol.
Just thought of another question on sea grasses and algaes. is an Iodine dip such as Tropi Marin Pro Coral cure safe for the Algaes you carry and any Shoal grass I might find? If so what would your thoughts be on max time and concentration? My goal is to control any critter input to the best of my ability and try to only get pods, shrimp and such from as clean a sourse as possible, most of which OR carries. If its something you don’t carry, or that is not CS grown, I want to kill as much off as possibly without killing the plant.
I even went to the extreme of useing dried rock that I am now curing and will reseed after a few water changes come up faily clean. I had a real bad tube worm infestation, but it was too nice and hard to get rock to not use.
Post edited by: Tucson Reef, at: 2011/10/15 11:39October 18, 2011 at 8:42 am #5358Tucson ReefGuest
Hooked the chiller up, it read 71.8, got my good ole Tropic Marin Calabration thermometer out to cal. Guess what, it was 71.8, my ReefKeeper temp control was off by 4 degrees. Very important to check your temp controlers once in awhile, been about ten years since I last checked Cal.
So it might be a good idea to check your temp calibration on your controlers periodicly.
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