Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-12-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
sanchezkk's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 479
Caulerpa is over running my DT!

I am having an issue with my tank. I placed Caulerpa macroalgae in my display tank last year to lower my Nitrate and Phosphate levels. Now after a year of mostly perfect water parameters, my tank is over run with the macroalgae. I do not have a Refugium, so that's the reason why I did what I did. It's covering my corals. HEEEEELLLLLPPPP!!!

55g Reef Setup: 2 Percula Clownfish,5 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs,1 small Kenya Tree Coral,1 Toadstool,2 Yellow Sponge, and 1 Firefish.
sanchezkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Sillyfishies's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Omaha,Nebraska
Posts: 3,374
Pull it out?

90g Reef
30g Long Frag Tank
10g Planted
3g Pico Reef
Sillyfishies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2014, 05:55 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
GoldfishJoey's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 434
If it's on your rock it's going to consume it like crazy... I have the same issue in my DT after constantly trimming it back and maintaining it I finally gave up... Tearing down my tank... Drying the LR out and starting over again... Most likely your parameters are sky high in phosphates... But they say zero bc the calupera is consuming it. There's other people on here who can chime in on removal chemically by increasing alk I believe... But I'm not sure how to do it nor do I remember if it's alk or not. So don't take my word for it. Calupera is very intrusive when place in the DT... Sorry you're going through that... Hope you get some answers but for the meantime just manually remove what you can just make sure no spores get out otherwise it will spread like wild fire.
GoldfishJoey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Lshann14's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: 'Merica
Posts: 347
Cut it back and get some $ on craigslist for it.
Lshann14 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green and red algae over running my tank Rejordan73 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 05-18-2012 11:17 AM
Help! Caulerpa and other algae completely taking over adeebm Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 04-01-2012 10:45 AM
Protein Skimmer Running Over bmdub Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 06-03-2011 10:19 PM
Anyone running 65W of CF over a 29 gallon? gfink Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 02-08-2006 04:53 PM
Caulerpa Taxifolia taking over? Gatorfreak Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 11-14-2004 05:28 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.