Macro Algae in Refugium

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    How do you keep the algae from moving all over the refugium when you first put it in to the tank. The current in the tank is moving it all over the place in the tank.
     
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    i tucked a corner of mine under a peice of rock ruble
     
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    What if all I have in there in sand
     
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    If its Cheato,then it'll be ok just floating around.
     
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    no biggie if its floating around, it'll grow and settle
     
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    You shouldn't have rip roaring current in your fuge, the flow through the fuge should be gentle enough to move the macroalgae around a bit, but not sweep it away.

    You can always cut a piece of plastic garden mesh (you can find it in the garden section of the hardware store -- make sure it's 100% plastic and not metal) and stretch that across the top of your baffle or the top of the fuge to trap any stray algae that tries to escape the fuge.
     
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