Could you tell me the plan you had when cycling and using Algae Barn and using there products I am interested but at the same time the $ factor comes in. Don't get me wrong I want to do the best I can and they have great stuff and I have worked with them before for my Fuge. The Ulva grew real good for me but I had a problem of it getting to my return pump. That's why I have been sticking with Cheato but I agree with you as far as having different kinds. Forgot his name I want to say Greg from Algae Barn but I'm not sure but he was quartering his sump up for different algae's, I tried it and didn't have much luck.I'm still dosing pods and phyto from AlgaeBarn and have been eyeballing a clam. I wanted one from the start and even have a spot for him/her. Very boring current status pictures:
That red ogo bloomed like crazy! Congrats!Waiting on the post holiday shipping log jam to clear so I can put in some fish. I am pleased to report, however, that my redo ogo is still kicking. Here is a pic just short of 1 month post introduction.
I believe it is also knocking my nitrates down ever so slowly. I've gone from over 50 to down to 10-12 with out a water change. Just letting the macro do its thing.
Just added some emerald crabs and a lettuce nudibranch from Rusalty. They all took right off minutes after I added them. Here are some pods acclimating - without fish they are just keeping my rocks and glass clean and will be food soon.
I went ahead and did some water changes to get ready for some fish that will be added shortly. I'm going to go traditional to start - Clowns/ pajama cardinals / hippo tang / yellow tang / couple shrimp and a friendly goby. After that I'll figure out where I am headed. Fish coming from Dr. Reef and should be in a week or so. I'll get a Triton test done and see where my water is. My tests (hannas) show I'm ok and I believe I am.