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 #3174  by AdeDunn
 02 May 2017 19:22
Yeah, they're absolutely gorgeous and are certainly on the short list. Problem is, I'm coming under pressure to also add a single clown fish, and the 2 apparently won't co-exist.... lol Our LFS has a nice marine section though, so when the time comes I'll be going there to see what I can buy locally. :grin:

The one thing I am sure of is that I am going to put the bits together myself! The all in one kits you can get are a rip off. :what:
 #3186  by AdeDunn
 06 May 2017 21:52
My macro algae tub was too full, so chucked a bit of it into the tank, sink or swim basically. Also, tank now has an inhabitant in the form of a single horned nerite snail.

 #3188  by odin
 07 May 2017 14:07
I hope it lives, keep us informed!
 #3189  by AdeDunn
 07 May 2017 14:32
Well, I can say now that one blade of Caulerpa prolifera is going transparent from the end up, creeping up the blade gradually. If the rhizome survives though the blades can grow back once it's adapted. The Chaeto seems to be doing fine so far, it's the thick coarse stuff though, and read a few people say this one adapts well to Opae tanks. No change in the C. taxifolia that I can see.

The horned nerite is loving it in there, happily browsing around on the tank glass. There's half a Dennerle algae wafer in a clip in there for it if it ever finds it. lol I like these, as unlike most algae wafers it's 100% algae.
 #3191  by odin
 07 May 2017 15:13
I've been using the ShrimpLab algae foods and its also pretty good stuff.
 #3194  by AdeDunn
 07 May 2017 17:54
I'll probably give it a try at some point, I already use their Caridina and Neocaridina remineralisation salts. :grin: Need to figure out where to buy their stuff from now though as used to get it from Sharnbrook, who've closed up shop.
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 #3196  by AdeDunn
 07 May 2017 21:57
Yeah, I use them too, the nerites came from there. In fact, I am feeling a muppet right now as that's where I got my mineral salts from. Doh! lol I bought the dennerle algae wafers from there too. :)
 #3208  by odin
 10 May 2017 21:20
Have you gotten any brown algae growing yet?