when to add algea
Just started cycling my tank, 60 gal, 30 gal sump with a refugium, got about 60lbs of live rock curing inside, when should i put algea?
Add algea? I have never heard of that. You will have an algea bloom most likely of some sort if that is what you mean.
what I meant is when should i add my macro algea like cheato, or colpura?
(not sure if that is the correct spelling)
I heard that the refugium should be seeded, or will it start growing algea on its own.
Thought it was chaeto.
You can add chaeto when you begin your cycle, or somewhat into it. I think it would be best when you have your LR, in which you already do. You can put LR, LS and chaeto all in one compartment if you have 3 compartments.
so i added algea 4 days ago and now i am starting to see that the algae "Caulerpa" is starting to turn brown -->is it dieing
I got about 3 inches of mud covered with 1 inch of live sand and 1 piece of live rock inside.
My sand a the one piece of live rock has like bubbles on it and the sand is turning pink/purple colour.
The tank has been cycling for 10 days no amonia spike yet
lights are on 24/7 in the fuge
main tank : 60 gal with about 60lbs of live rock (curing at this time) and 3 inches of live sand
Am I doing something wrong?
what kind of lighting is on your refugium, and what is your calcium level at?
1 14 watt 10,000k daylight t5 fluorescent lamp
1 14 watt 10,000k daylight t5 blue actinic fluorescent lamp
calcium level around 400 --btw should i be dosing the tank with calcium at this stage (cycling) already bought it i got Reef complete and i also got purple up.
thanks for the help.
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