Macro Algae for display tank

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Awesome tank, Sushi Girl!

    Following along...thinking about a macro algae tank/tidepool as a dorm tank.
     
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  3. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Not sure how many gallons the fuge is. Over all (sump included) I'd guess there's around 20 gallons of water in the entire thing. I've never actually measure the fuge portion.

    Thanks, Grinder!
     
  4. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    IDK,i've never had them,but i do know they are great at taking up nutrients,and i've seen people use eggcrate ot other materials to hold them.
     
  5. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    Mangroves do need to be out of water. It is a good consumer of nutrients but there are other things that eat up nutrients better than it, like chaeto. Skewers help keep it up if you rubber band them to it.
     
  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Any suggestions that would look nicer than Chaeto?
     
  7. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Torch Coral

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    i think dragons breath would be nice, but some people have already said that. check out reefcleaners.com, they have tons of types and a great description of each. plus there is a penny algae deal, they give you a random macroalgae for a penny. just add it to your cart when you check out.
     
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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I used their services once before and I was pleased. Unfortunately, they are only offer 3 types of macro right now; one isn't suitable for my tank and the other two are said to be poor growers.
     
  10. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I would like to hear some thoughts on sea grasses and shaving brush macro, if anyone has any.
     
  11. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I think Incognito has some seagrass one of her lionfish tanks.


    Anyone know of a good source for Macros besides reefcleaners?
     
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  12. Kevin_E

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    I would like to know the answer to this as well.