Too sick. & thin to ignore !

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    Big K

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    Could I use a strip of mesh from my algae scrubber for feeding herbivorous fish as well?
     
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    Yes, but you are recycling nutrients. Just be sure to get rid of some of the algae so you're taking nutrients out of the system.
     
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    If your recycling nutrients aren't you maintaining a stable environment? Fish eat algae, poop, algae grows, algae feeds fish. As long as your not adding more nutrients to the system it would be a closed loop.??
     
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    Oh yes. I was planning on cutting a strip from the mesh and clipping it to the tank side. Not using the entire 10"x16" mesh. Free food is good!
     
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    In a perfect world, that would be true. But, you're going to be feeding and adding to that nutrient base, adding make up water and adding to that nutrient base.
     
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    True it would be close to impossible to not add more nutrients into the system.
     
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    I see people do it all the time Steve. ZOMG HAIR ALGAE'S KILLING ME!!!!! Stop recycling EVERYTHING and harvest MORE than you add. That's all I was getting at. I have one guy that is always bitching that he has algae. So I asked him how often he was harvesting. He said every 3 days and feeds it to his tangs, lol. So you're feeding the carnivores and feeding the waste removal system back to the herbivores. Now I don't math too well, but that equation is WAY outta balance. :D
     
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    Lol. You guz not only high jack my thread but u can't stop argueing either. It's hilarious. Keep making bets as to whose going to actually get the last word !!!!!
     
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    Lesely, Aug 7, 2014
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    Not an argument, if it was, I'd be dropping F bombs like the Allies on Nazi Germany during WW2.:D But Steve's an alright bloke. Might just send him a couple of my ZOMG INDESTRUCTIBLE GBTAs if he plays his cards right.
     
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    I win the bet......lol knew it would be you.
    In a more serious note, thanks every one for you help and guidance over the last year. I dont think the tank would have survived as long as it has without all the input and suggestions.
    thanks.
     
    Lesely, Aug 7, 2014
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