Where do you get Cheato? or any Macros?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Glipzcom, Mar 28, 2008.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. Glipzcom

    Glipzcom Flamingo Tongue

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    124
    I have tried looking for it online. seems odd that I can buy all manner of coral and fish online, but not some algae. Seems like its probably the best way to keep nitrates down.
    At my LFS they dont seem to have any Cheato unless its hidden? They do have some type of macro algae that look like long single blades of grass that seem to grow in a spiral pattern Like how a DNA strand twists. Its in several of the display tanks.

    So I was wondering what are some tank safe Macros? They arent particularly ugly, and they sure want to grow, why not focus all those nitrates on a couple pretty green things.
     
  2. Click Here!

  3. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,112
    Location:
    Tatamy, PA
    caulerpa & chaeto. wouldnt want them in main tank though, as they will take it over....
     
  4. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,860
    Location:
    Wonderland
    Gracillaria, grape Caulerpa and Chaeto! Red and green colorations with interesting textures.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    5,644
    Location:
    Va/Ct
    P/M me and I'll send you what ever you want .. Just pay shipping we have several different types. I have to toss it every few weeks .. 2nd day is not to bad plus a heat pac..
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,933
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    I would get it from Tangster, but I've seen chaeto on line all the time, esp. on Ebay.
     
  7. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,860
    Location:
    Wonderland
    Tangster,
    What kinds of Chaeto and other forms of macro do you have?!
    Obviously, I live in the area and are a neighbor of yours and Annik's and also a member of CTARS!!
     
  8. Click Here!

  9. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,258
    Hey if you got some cool macros I am also interested in trades! I got:

    Halimeda Incrassata
    Halimeda Monile
    Bryothamnion triquetrum
    Codium Isthmocladium
    Codium Sp.
    Penicillus Capitatus
    Caulerpa prolifera (when it isn't wiped out by the sea hare)
    Caulerpa mexicana
    Chaeto
    Grape Caulerpa
    Sargassum
    Scroll Algae
    Dictyota ciliolata
    Gracilaria verrucosa
    Bostrychia montagnei
    1 yet unidentified "red bush algae"
    1 yet unidentified "red twisting kelp looking thing" algae
    1 yet unidentified "light pink bushy stalk algae"

    If you are interested let me know by sending me a pm.