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    Cheato Shrinking under red light

    I've had the red light for about year and it did not make any dramatic difference.
  2. Why has my chaetomorpha shrunk from a basketball size clump to almost nothing? I have a regular plant grow bulb and a red light grow bulb ("ABI 25W Deep Red 660nm LED Light Bulb Bloom Booster for Flowering, Fruiting, and Grow Spectrum Enhancement", https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Z12H67/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1) I guess the obvious answer is low phosphates. Is the red light thing nonsense? Maybe phosphates are low because of the cheato but then shouldn't it have grown bigger? More light? Add another fish?
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    Moving established tank lessons learned?

    This and of course rinse it with tank water not fresh.
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    Lets see those clowns.

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    Nitrate Spike

    With HOBs it depends. I had a newly setup 20 Long turn green once.The water was so green that you could not see through to the other side. A HOB with carbon floss cleared it up in a day. Also, a year ago I had bad nitrate spike and I could not for the life of me find the source. Ran my finger on the inside of the freshwater reservoir and felt a slime. TDS showed 300 in the reservoir. Cleaned the reservoir out, refilled it, tested it to zero TDS and did water changes. Nitrates went away.
  6. Hello. I'm new to this hobby and I'm having trouble growing mushrooms. What do?
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    dead fish scare

    Sleepin with the fishes?
  8. I have always been able to reduce their spread. Power head right on them and they fall off Cover them with a thick rock and they come off Also, I only put them on smaller rocks to begin with. If they spread I sell that rock and put a new rock in it's place Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    Quick thought on reef marketing

    I've been fighting aptasia for months. I kill it the moment I see it and then a new one pops up. I may need a AP Taser
  10. Why? Too much light? They are under 40 - 50 par. Not enough light?
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    Copepod & Amphipod Cultivation, Rotifers??

    I've seen Mandarins eat bristle worms. You have those? The tank bred ones will eat frozen.
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    Copepod & Amphipod Cultivation, Rotifers??

    Cheato in my fuge grows a ridiculous amount of pods. Bigger fuge? Unless you have a giant tank, you can't grow enough pods to feed a scooter and 2 mandarins.
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    Lowering Alk (And how did it get so high?!)

    There are mixes with lower alk. Why don't you try a 50% water change with one?
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    Lowering Alk (And how did it get so high?!)

    50% water change will bring alk down fast but understand the bigger the water change the more precisely the salinity and temp must match. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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    Divers Den

    Key question: Is the sale of the fish, coral, invert, etc sustainable through breeding or harvesting? Taking live stock from the ocean that is not so plentiful for the purpose of breeding is reasonable. Based on the ICUN red list status the Fijian Orange Spot Filefish it doesn't sound like it can be sustainably harvested. Diver's Den should leave this fish alone. https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/70010721/115476659 sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty /səˌstānəˈbilədē/ noun the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. "the sustainability of economic growth" avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. "the pursuit of global environmental sustainability"