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10+10g prop/experimental aquarium


crrichey

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The plan is to house several species of macro algae in the sump. My goal is for the macroalgae to fixate the ammonia produced before it has a chance to be converted into nitrite (therefor this aquarium will have absolutely no liverock and no livesand!). All corals will be mounted to small dry rock. Lighting will be a Viper 150watt fixture.

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I agree that you will need some LR. On a side note, I'm glad that the egg crate sides are catching on. I used black krylon fusion paint on mine to turn them black (cheaper and stronger than buying black eggcrate).

 

Cheers,

 

- Chad

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i hope you are planning on painting the bottom and back of that tank... at least the bottom other wise you will get a wicked glare... just something to think about... oh and i agree you should put at least some LR in your sump/fuge

 

sounds like a neat little project keep us updated

 

good luck

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I agree that you will need some LR. On a side note, I'm glad that the egg crate sides are catching on. I used black krylon fusion paint on mine to turn them black (cheaper and stronger than buying black eggcrate).

 

Cheers,

 

- Chad

 

 

What sux is that I can hear everything going on in the sump with the eggcrate. I can always add liverock so I will see how macro only does and take it from there.

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The macro will remove nutrients, phosphates, and some will remove nitrates. But without something for your biological filtration your tank will never even cycle. Keep us posted.

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That is the hole point, to aviod the tank ever cycling. Let the macro algae use the ammonium before it can ever become nitrite and nitrate.

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plants dont take in ammonia

 

 

Exactly.

 

You really can't avoid a cycle. If you don't add liverock, it will just happen as soon as you add something biological. And then that something dies.

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