Re: NANFA-L-- Caulerpa Qs (Again!)

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Caulerpa Qs (Again!)
Moontanman at
Date: Mon Sep 20 2004 - 11:36:58 CDT

In a message dated 9/20/04 12:10:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Snailcollector at writes:

> I have a sponge in the media basket on the skimmer as a bio filter. I could
> add bacteria, will any other than bio-spira ($20) work? The conch will be
> about 1-2". Yes, I can test for pH, Ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.

If all you are going to put in that aquarium at first is the conch then I
wouldn't worry about adding ammonia or anything like that. Plant the caulerpa,
add some bacteria or add some detritus from a healthy aquarium and add the
conch. If you take it slow at first you shouldn't have any problems. The detritus
from a healthy aquarium is a good way to get the bacteria you need. I would
allow the caulerpa to grow into a good sized clump before I added anything else.
Then just add things slowly one at a time taking care not to over crowd. Do
you have a sump or an overflow type water return/flow?


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