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Old 06-15-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Caulerpa, yes or no.

I have a kit I ordered from ebay coming tomorrow. There are several types of macros some pods, live sand, mini stars as well as some Caulerpa. After some reading I am considering not adding the caulerpa since my fuge is not ready yet. From what I have read it can quickly take over a system. I have been told it is the type that looks like a grape vine.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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Well if you add it to your system your angel and tang will eat it. So you won't have any problems.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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Well if you add it to your system your angel and tang will eat it. So you won't have any problems.
True, good point. Do you have some in yours?
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:16 AM   #4
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have a kit I ordered from ebay coming tomorrow
I can't wait to here about this kit when you get it...you've been talking about it a lot and I am getting excited for you
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Well the kits here and it looks great.
One bag is full of some very live sand, I can see lots of pods crawling around.
in another bag is a bunch of rock rubble. Tons of worms (bristle and others) more pods and some mini stars.
In another bag some macro algae, grape calerpa (which I'm not going to use, too much bad press) Chaetomorpha (which I am putting in my wet dry,(soon to be refugium)) and he tells my some ulva and some gracillarius which I will put in the main.
In the last bag there are a Halimeda, a shaving brush and another I haven't identified yet (looks like a leaf).
These are also a bunch of cerith and nassarius snails as well as a couple margarita and nerite snails.
Cool stuff, can't wait to get home and put it in my system.
One question, since my fuge isn't set up, can I put the Chaetomorpha in my wet dry with a rock to hold it? Also would a light from a 10 gallon be enough for it?
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Old 06-16-2004, 06:32 PM   #6
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Get a grow light bulb and a clamp on fixture from HD. Should be less that $10. The other light might work but the macro might not grow as fast.
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Old 06-16-2004, 07:04 PM   #7
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Do you have some in yours?
In my fuge, when I go collecting I take huge clumps of the macro, then bury it in the sand as if it were growing. The tangs and angels take about 3 days to completely finish it off. I don't think there is a macro that can grow faster than your fish can eat it.
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Just got done acclimating and adding. Wow, tons of pods, worms and snails.
Anyone interested in the grape calerpa? I'm just gonna toss it. Its in my qt tank right now. You pay the shipping, you can have it.
Also I need to evict at least one of my sand sifters. Don't want this addition to go for not. If my lfs would take it, anyone interested?
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Put the grape in the main for the angel and tang. Why waste it, it's also loaded with pods.
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Ya, but I don't want it taking off and spreading on me. For nutrient removal, I have the Chaetomorpha.
BTW sixline, you want a sandsifter. lol 8)
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