What's in your sump/ fuge? I need macro...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Optimist, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. Optimist

    Optimist Peppermint Shrimp

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    I am trying to find the best macro to put in my fuge.
    I was going to go Cheato but didn't realize there were so many different kinds.

    ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Home
    • Cactus Caulerpa
    • Caulerpa Mexicana
    • Caulerpa Prolifera
    • Chaeto
    • Dictyota ciliolata
    • Fern Caulerpa
    • Manatee Grass
    • Grape Caulerpa
    • Saw Blade Caulerpa
    • Spider Algae
    • Suction Cup Caulerpa
    • Oar Grass
    Middle of the Road: (Medium nutrient uptake -grows quickly under high nutrient conditions - not in any particular order)

    • Red Mangroves
    • Black Mangrove
    • Botryocladia (Red Grape)
    • Christmas Tree
    • Green Gracilaria
    • Halimeda (Monile)
    • Halimeda scabra (Money Plant)
    • Halymenia
    • Halymenia duchassaignii
    • Red Gracilaria
    • Mermaid's Wine Glass
    • Mermaid's Shot Glass
    • Pencil Cap
    • Scroll Algae
    • Shaving Brush
    • Ulva
    Pulse: (Low nutrient uptake - can store nutrients when they become available - not in any particular order)

    • Codium
    • Mermaid's Fan
    • Laurencia
    • Spatula Algae
    • Red Titan Algae
    • Sargassum
    • Fauchea
    • Fire Fern
    • Flame Algae
    • Liagora
    • Pink Galaxy
     
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  3. rysam

    rysam Astrea Snail

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    I have a mix of chaeto and caulerpa prolifera. i dont know how well its working though, it grows fairly slow.
     
  4. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    I only have chaeto. Caulerpa is illegal in CA.
     
  5. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    I like chaeto.. I've had ulva and it seems like a nice non invasive macro. The tangs love it as a treat. I would like to get some more of that.
     
  6. Beamerhack

    Beamerhack Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Really?

    I know a lot of fish stores that sell it in Cali.
     
  7. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Chaeto--Grows like crazy!!!
     
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  9. Blkburban

    Blkburban Astrea Snail

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    caulerpa is illegal in cali however alot of stores still sell it, if you have some do not throw it down the drain or sewer, just toss it in the yard.
    it is a highly invasive plant, and is banned in cali because they are having issues with it overgrowing the coasts and wiping out native plants as well as clogging up intakes and drains. with that said i have both caulerpa and cheato in my sumps and the caulerpa by far grows the fastest. i would say about every 2 weeks i have to crop it and feed it to my tangs and my back lawn.
     
  10. Optimist

    Optimist Peppermint Shrimp

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    I was thinking Chaeto but didn't know about the nutrient absorbsion. I don't want it robbing my corals of anything. I will have to see about getting that ulva and try that first because I have a powder blue who doesn't get any treats. Chaeto is more redly available and like noted, you have to groom it alot. Does ulva rob the DT of any important nutrient I should maybe add? Does anyone else use any other kind with luck? Should I try ulva or does it go sexual and bomb your tank? I have heard nothing but good about Chaeto though... maybe I should stay with what is known to work well???
     
  11. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Flamingo Tongue

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    which one can go sexual and mess up your tank

    caulerpa or Chaeto...

    also which one can you feed the fish in your tank? especially tangs
     
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    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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