Best time for Macro Algae

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    When is the best time to add macro algae to your systems sump?
     
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    anytime after your cycle. but maybe a month or 2 after since it needs some phosphates and nitrates to feed on
     
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    yeah, ive had my 75 gal cycling for a couple of weeks now. its go 40lbs of live sand and maybe 50 lbs of L.R. im going to start up the sump today and let everything run the full loop for a couple of days then tank a water sample to my LFS. i just didnt want to put it in too soon just to have it die off.
     
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    true_pisces NEWBIE

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    Where can I get macro algae?
     
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    I got my first handful of chaeto off of Ebay for $5. Most LFS will carry it. If not, other hobbyists in your area will certainly have some.
     
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    yeah at end of cycle
     
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    I would love some macro algae if anyone has some they would be willing to part with.
     
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    Buy biff's chaeto!
     
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    Biff, where do you have your chaeto listed? Ebay?
     
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    The classifieds section on this very forum!!
     
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    cool I'm learning so much from y'all, I wish I had a sump but I think mine is too small to worry about that right- 30gal here.
     
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    I have a sump on my 30 gallon.

    I made it out of a 10 gallon glass tank

    All you need is a hang on overflow and a return pump. The 10 gallon fits quite well underneath my tank
     
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    yeah, i made my overflow box. its 11 inches long. but that is for the 75 gal i have. it is pretty easy if you have the proper tools. i can show you guys some pics if you would like
     
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    How did u do that cuz i do have a 10 gal tank just sitting in storage can u send pics of ur set up.
     
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    yeah, i will try and pu some pics up this afternoon. i have alot of power tools though, the table saw is extremely handy. It is all made out of .25 acrylic and weldon with a 1.5 inch bulkhead fitting for drainage to the sump. Pretty big. you can check my build page out ture_pisces and see my set up. its custom for the most part.
     
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