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Old 06/21/2018, 10:18 AM   #45
Michael Hoaster
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Welcome mndfreeze!

In my experience, ulva seems to need to be driven hard, with high light and high nutrients. Your reef tank may be too clean to support good growth. Great to hear your corals are happy! For reef tanks, choosing a macro that can grow in lower nutrients is a challenge. You may want to try a slower growing red macro.

I don't think the mud alone is a great home for a lot of life. It is likely mostly anoxic (no oxygen). I haven't really experimented with it much. In my limited experience, it seems to be best as a small component of a deep sand bed.

For seeding your mud, consider GCE's live sand. It's the best, most alive I've found, and pretty reasonable. Also, adding a bag of pods could help.

Good luck!


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