Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by Kevin_E, Mar 18, 2012.
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Anyone know anything about Rhipocephalus phoenix, or Pinecone Algae?
January 2, 2012
January 28, 2012
With the right light, certainly!
check out codium for a nice looking display macro
Unfortunately, I do not. It's not practical to have one with a 25 gallon tank and until I upgrade to a 50 gallon tank, I'll have to try different methods of reducing my algal issues. When I first set up the tank a few years ago (which remained up for 1.5 years), the use of tap water ended up being my problem. This go around I am using DI water, but I would still like to add macro algae to take preventative measures rather than fixing a possible issue down the road. My second try tank has been up and running for roughly a years time now, but I have kept the lights off for a majority of the time after it cycled, primarily due to finances. I now have the resources to get started again.
I'm toying with the idea of fabricating a hang on sump of sorts by using acrylic (will be: drilled with holes, contain a sand bed, algae and be next to or across from the powerhead), but it may be simpler to just place macro algae directly into the tank itself.
Seems very hearty. Thanks. How many gallons (for reference)?
Oh, yes. I remember looking at codium a little while back. How is it as a nitrate/phosphate remover? Slow growing or fast?
I'm sure it takes up some nutrients,but i would only intend on it for looks and not nutrient export.
That's too bad. I'm really looking for a macroalgae, seaweed or seagrass that is atheistically pleasing and is a good nitrate/phosphate remover.
Thought about mangroves?
Edit-ShusiGirl-your fuge is rockin!
I have, but doesn't the budding portion of the plant need to remain out of water?
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