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    You got some very nice branching pcs in there. Once everything get covered in coraline, your set-up will look amazing.

    What type of lighting to you have right now ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I got a Current 36" power compact. I put two new bulbs in it that were 10k and the actnitic blue one which were 96 watts each I believe. I got the fixture for about twenty bucks from a friend on craigs list and about $75 between both the new powered compact bulbs.

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    When the time comes to replace the bulbs, I would suggest trying either a 18K or super blue bulb with a actnitic bulb (assuming you don't want to add any type of coral). That will help reduce the changes for algae to take hold
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I am going to add a uv sterilizer I got from craigslist also after I get the rock all stable in a few months. Do you make the same suggestion with that new in the mix? Thanks again bro, i'm gonna owe you some serious bbq before this stuff is done. ;)

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    Hmmmmm...... BBQ

    Yes I would still suggest those lighting changes. A UV will not effect a lot of the nuisance algaes to a very significant degree. Things like hair algae will not be effected.

    However, as a alternative, you could also add some macro algae with the currently lighting making it very similar to a FW planted tank. Lot of very cool macro algaes out there that can out compete the nuisance algaes for nutrients. I use macro algaes in my sumps for this reason. I can post a few links if this is something that could interest you
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I'm very interested in fighting nature with nature. I am pretty sure the next bulb up that I can get around here is only 16k. How do I use macro algae without a sump refugium. I'm ready to pull up a seat and get schooled.

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    LOL. No school'n required. Just put it in your tank, attach it to something, and let nature take it's course. It is not any more difficult than that. Whether its in a refugium, sump compartment, or your display tank, it's all the same. Just match the lighting and flow requirements and the macro algae will do the rest. If I did not have tangs (algae eating fish) I would have a tank filled with different types of macro algae. There are some algaes that are so great looking, it's hard to believe it's algae and will help to filter your set-up.

    The below is about the best / most concise reference on macro algae that I have been able to find.

    http://www.saltcorner.com/AquariumLi...wsesection.php

    Edit: just try to stay away from the types of algae that can spawn, or you will have to be careful to keep them trimmed back every one in a while
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Is food coloring safe if it leaks out of a decoration into the tank? I want to add a glass decoration filled with stained tank water. I doubt it would leak but don't wanna tank any extra chances.

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    I would not risk it, but that's just me. I like to play it safe
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    It looked stupid anyways so ill play it safe also
    I found the api color comparison charts for fresh and salt kit. hope this is helpful for those doing brackish or slowly changing to marine like myself.
    http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Downloads.html

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