Best macroalgae for dt?

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I don't have a refugium but I would like to add some macroalgae to the dt for nutrient export.

    I tried chaeto and as other advised, its a mess in the dt and the amount required would be better suited to a refugium.

    I am limited on options. It seems very little is available here-i'm in cda.

    There is:
    Mangroves
    Mermaid fan
    Lettuce
    Coralline nest

    Any advice would be appreciated

    My nutrients aren't super high. Nitrates is 10 at most, phos tests read 0 but highly doubt it...i have some gha on a rock that can't be removed :(
     
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  3. Coastie Reefer

    Coastie Reefer Millepora

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    I'm not sure how good it is for nutrient export, but I used to keep dragon's breath in my display. It looked pretty awesome...
     
  4. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I love dragons breath and have heard great things about it...i can't find it here:(
     
  5. SantaMonica

    SantaMonica Fire Shrimp

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    The faster growing, the better. If it can double in size in a few days, good.

    Also needs to be easily harvested.