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    Cheato and refugium

    The spray bar can be rotated to any angle that I need, but did try several angles when I first put the Cheato in to the refugium. However, I was not able to get the Cheato to tumble. The cheato sank to the bottom when I put it in, and could not get it to float or tumble. Does most cheato float...
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    Cheato and refugium

    Need some help with Refugium. I just recently started my tank over from scratch (running now for almost 2 months). I had a custom sump built with a 5gal refugium . The refugium sets inside the sump but is a separate chamber from the sump flow. The refugium is fed by a small pump rated at 237...
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    Algae identification

    Uncle, you are correct. I have 4 turbos snails, and at least 1 appears to like the red turf algae. The other graze a little and move off. I am thinking about turning off the light or reducing the length they are on. What is the light requirements for turbo snails? Sent from my iPad using...
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    Algae identification

    It does not siphon off. You have to scrub it off. I am thinking red turf is probably correct. Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Algae identification

    Here is a picture with the blue channels turned off Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Algae identification

    It does not appear to have tentacles. Looks more like a thick fur/corduroy. It also is at the bottom of my tank and does not get a lot of water circulation at the bottom. My water parameters are PH 8.0 ammonia 0ppm nitrite 0 ppm nitrate 5 Ppm salinity 1.024. I have not tested phosphates. I use...
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    Algae identification

    Can someone help me identify the algae I have on my rocks. It is a deep maroon color but is not slimy. It feels like velvet when you touch it. Also would like to,know the best way to eliminate it. I have turbo snails in the tank, but do not appear to like it or if they are eating it they are not...
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    Budget lighting

    I have a 75gal standard size reef tank 4' long. My aquatic life t-5 light timer has gone out and I am having to operate light off of a external timer. Aqutic life no longer sells the timer so looking to,upgrade lighting to led, but do not want to break the bank. I have been doing some research...
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