New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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Do you have plans to remove the sponge filter at some point in time? All 12 of my tanks are flourishing too, plenty of breeding and so forth. Except my algae is at a minimum and my chaeto in all but 3 of the tanks is slowly withering away. Not a big deal as the shrimp eventually consume it.

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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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No plans to remove the sponge filter. For this tank I'm just going to leave it in there. The macro algae is doing well with some leaves melting but not many at all. I have a bunch of floaters and have seen a few more berried females.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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A month later and the Caulerpa seems to be doing well. Very little leaves melting. So far this particular tank is doing the best.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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Nice update.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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As of today. Haven’t done any trimming. Just letting it grow out.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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Looks fantastic. Where can I get some? I would like to try it in one of my tanks.

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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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What's your salinity? Even if that particular Caulerpa grows at lower salinity levels, they tend to go "sexual" at some point and melt all at the same time. Reef keepers can tell you all kinds of stories about that. A large reef tank may be able to absorb that kind of pollution, but a small shrimp tank...who knows what may happen.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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It is strange. Salinity is at 1.012 but it doesn't do well in all of my tanks. Some tanks it's growing great some not so much. I do see the leaves die, melt & turn clear. Definitely not meant for a brackish tank.
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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Sorry to jump on the old thread but have you ever tested your nitrate levels? Curious if adding some plant fertilizer and raising the nitrates in a shrimpless tank would help algae growth in this situation. Seems like you’re one of the few people with great algae growth.

Also what’s your thoughts on adding spirulina? Would that addition help here too or would they be completely unrelated?
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Re: New Tank & Algae After 7 Days

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I never test my waters parameters. Population is high in my tanks. I have fed freeze dried spirulina in the past but most of my tanks are no feeding and just top off.
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