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Old 09/06/2014, 12:09 PM   #103
Michael Hoaster
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Spawning is sort of the equivalent of having fresh water plants flower in your tank. When it happens, you know things are going well!

Your idea sounds great, but I'm not sure you'll get a lot of export. Is this happening when you change out the culture water? You're definitely getting good nutrient recycling, with the food chain. I look forward to hearing how it goes!

I too plan to have a refugium with plankton-and ulva and chaeto-above the display tank. I'm going to take my time and establish a large plankto-population in the display as well, before any fish are added. I love that we're at the point in the hobby where we approach our aquariums as mini-ecosystems, not just a box of fish.

I've got to run, but I have more questions!

As many naturalists and environmentalists have suggested, we should set aside our arrogance,
our desire to conquer and control everything, and walk hand in hand with Mother Nature. -Walter Adey

Current Tank Info: 180g Seagrass Sandbar Lagoon, START DATE November 28, 2018
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