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Old 05/21/2019, 08:28 AM   #886
Michael Hoaster
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Steady growth is ideal. If only it was that simple! When plants lose their normal colors and start dying back, it's cause for concern. That is what I'm seeing. So I'm trying to find the sweet spot of nutrient levels that works best for my plants and my light levels. It's a challenging target to hit, and it's constantly changing!

Sorry to hear about your cucumber. I agree, knowledge about their care is lacking. I believe they consume much more than most aquarists allow their tanks to provide. Typical reef tanks are too clean to support them. I'm not even sure my tank, which would be considered filthy by reefing standards, can provide enough food for mine. So I add sinking pellet food for my cucumber, and other detrivores in the sand bed.

As many naturalists and environmentalists have suggested, we should set aside our arrogance,
our desire to conquer and control everything, and walk hand in hand with Mother Nature. -Walter Adey

Current Tank Info: 180g Seagrass Sandbar Lagoon, START DATE November 28, 2018
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