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Xenia in the fuge
04-06-2016, 04:05 PM
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hey since Xenia are filter feeders.
anyone thinks its a good idea to have them in the fuge ?
 
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04-06-2016, 04:09 PM
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Following:
I recently read about this somewhere.
 
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04-06-2016, 04:16 PM
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Let me know too
 
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04-06-2016, 04:19 PM
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All coral are technically filter feeders, problem with xenia use in a sump is they also compete for other nutrients and amino acids that other corals in your tank need to grow. Macro algaes in the sump compete for the same subset of minerals and dissolved organics that the algaes we try to prevent from growing require which is why they are more commonly used.
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04-06-2016, 04:19 PM
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LOL seems like no one has tried this... i got a bunch of Xenia for free last night, but i only got 6700k lighting for my fuge. you think i should give it a try ? or thats not enough lighting ?

anyone else want to try hit me up i can give you some xenia to try
 
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04-06-2016, 06:05 PM
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I tried it, it died, but grows like crazy in the display
 
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04-26-2016, 11:09 PM
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did you try it?
 
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04-27-2016, 11:11 AM
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did you try it?
i never tried ! not one person said it worked ! lol
everyone who has tried said it was a fail
 
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04-27-2016, 12:18 PM
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All coral are technically filter feeders, problem with xenia use in a sump is they also compete for other nutrients and amino acids that other corals in your tank need to grow. Macro algaes in the sump compete for the same subset of minerals and dissolved organics that the algaes we try to prevent from growing require which is why they are more commonly used.
+1 ... IMO putting anything other than Macro Algae's in the refugium just makes it another display..
 
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05-03-2016, 06:45 PM
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I just put some in there.Will see results.
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