Algae vs. Macro AIO

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  1. Jdgreef24

    Jdgreef24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm running this old eheim 6W actinic light right in to my second Nuvo fusion chamber with a new ball of Chaeto. I've read a couple things on here about algae in the fuge means it's not in your display. Running this light 24 hours I'm seeing a whole lot more response from the algae on the walls than the chaeto ball.
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    Am I nuking my fuge? Should I keep it this way?

    Nitrates at 5ppm
    Phosphate at .25
    (API mind you)

    Tank isn't even a month old so it lacks maturity. I think my "uglies" phase is happening in the back maybe? Anyone got two pennies?
     
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    I would try a light with a warmer spectrum
     
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    Thanks Salty. I'd love to try that new chaetomaxx gadget honestly. I'm working towards it. I was afraid of ending up with a second chamber of black death. I'm gunna pull it off 24 hours to start.
     
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    There's on, i think called a lumini aqua a friend of mine is testing. It's a freshwater plant light. Like $57. I think.
     
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