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 #8757  by grrayc
 20 Jan 2020 22:42
Here are some better shots of the current macro algae I have in my tank (again, they are all broken into pieces. Not sure if that’s good to do or not, but I do)
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View from the top of open tank
View from the top of open tank
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Side facing the window
Side facing the window
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 #8763  by grrayc
 21 Jan 2020 18:16
odin wrote: 21 Jan 2020 17:31 It’s not a bad thing to do! You will end up with more in a shorter time. :smile:
Great! Also, I’ve barely seen them since the first day! I know they love lava rock piles to hide in but now they stay in there all the time :(. Except for the big red brave one of course. He seems to explore a lot.
 #8764  by odin
 21 Jan 2020 18:17
Give them chance to settle in and the tanks parameters to even out to their liking and I’m sure you will see them more often.


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 #8765  by grrayc
 21 Jan 2020 19:06
odin wrote: 21 Jan 2020 18:17 Give them chance to settle in and the tanks parameters to even out to their liking and I’m sure you will see them more often.


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I figured as much. Also, in all my tanks I’ve always had a hard time getting my ph up. No matter how much aragonite, crushed coral, whole coral, egg shells, cuttlebone I use, I have such a hard time getting it to 8! I’ve used the instant ocean salt recommended, as well as purified sea water from the store, mixed with RO. The only thing that worked once was using a tiny eensy bit of Kent super buffer dkh.
 #8767  by odin
 21 Jan 2020 22:19
I wouldn’t worry too much about the PH, aslong as there is somthing to help buffer it and stop the tank crashing I wouldn’t worry.


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