So, today I received my order from Gulf Coast Ecosystems http://www.live-plants.com
. I order the "Halimeda Sampler Pack" and while it would be more accuratelt titled "Calcareous Green Algae Sampler Pack", I could not be more pleased.
Since I already have a Halimeda plant, I requested that the 5 specimens be of other species.
Russ responded to my email quickly, and the order shipped out as soon as my Paypal processed.
Imagine my surprise when I open it to find not 5, but 7 plants!
One bag was filled with Cymopolia Barbata (Tufted Green Algae), the other contained two Mermaid's Fan (Udotea sp.) and a mix of shaving brush, christmas tree, and pinecone algaes.
Upon opening the bags, I noticed that there was a fairly unpleasant smell, so I discarded the shipping water and sorted through everything. The C. Barbata was actually numerous small pieces shipped together, so I anchored the best pieces in a corner, tossed a couple into the DT (I just witnessed my foxface deciding he did not like the taste. Lol), and put a few in the skimmer/intake chamber to trade with a friend later.
Everything looks great, and the new shades of green and fun shapes really make the refugium stand out. I couldn't be more pleased!