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Old 09/19/2017, 09:39 AM   #121
Steve Tyree
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The definition of turf is fairly broad. Referenced an article in my book about what it has meaned. But basically it is any close cropped assemblage of algae. Species is not as important as the constant grazing.
From what I can gather you are feeding your algae inorganics produced from fish waste, after bacterial breakdown to inorganic, and then feeding the manufactured carbon algal biomass back to fish. If you add external food you must harvest something or let excess production sink into a deposit bed. My reef is producing wafers of coralline algae with no external food input. Plus coral frags, sponge frags and tunicate reproduction.

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