plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

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  1. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    the live rock in my tank has become host to some nifty lookin plants , i was just wondering if there is any plant growth that i should look out for and if there are any sites u recomend ??

    thanx :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    Nifty plants, eh? 8)

    Common stuff includes:

    "Caulerpa, Halimeda, Valonia, Penicillus (shaving brush), Udotea are common genera of macro-algae that are readily available and saleable. Macro-algae is used to contrast with micro-algae; the microscopic green, diatom, dinoflagellate, et alia species that we more often are trying to avoid or eliminate."

    I had some pretty red Halymenia sp. or Dictyota sp. in mine.

    My only suggestion is if you have caulerpa, remove it, unless you want a caulerpa tank. The stuff can take over a tank fast.

    Here is a great site on macro-algaes:

    http://www.reefs.org/hhfaq/pages/main_pages/faq_algae.htm

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    the only thing that looks familiar is the caulpera , but im not 100% if it is caulpera or halimeda , it has these strings comin out of it ,
    i have some red plants that look really cool to

    i also have these bright red little spots of dif parts of my lr , any ideas wat they r , they appear to be growin

    thanx for the site mat [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    Sounds like nice rock. You need to post some pics now grasshopper! ;)

    [smiley=computer.gif] [smiley=whip.gif]
     
  6. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    will do ill have to get me a digital camera [smiley=afro.gif]
     
  7. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    i had an awesome alge page booked marked but it got wiped out when the hard drive went ill have to look for that for u but here is another good page that i have

    alge page

    ill try and look around to find that other page i had
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    Awesome link Karla. [smiley=thumbs_up1.gif]

    I bookmarked it.
     
  10. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    i found it ;D i found it ;D heres the other alge page i had marked before and lost it



    alge types
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Great link Karla! You should definitely add it to the links library. I am going to look at it a lot! ;D [smiley=thumbs_up.gif]
     
  12. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    Re: plants/weeds  wateva u wanna call em

    Great link, karla!!! I've been looking for a link like that for a while now.

    I certainly appreciate it. If we had Karma or something, I would give you a bunch right now!!!

    [shadow=black, 2, 300]Thank you!!!!![/shadow]