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Old 10-30-2003, 09:36 PM   #11
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timbo,

If you're serious, I may have an open day next week (looks like Tues.) that I'll be able to escape from work & due some shipping. PM me if you're interested.

Obviously, the frag(s) would be unmounted.
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:39 PM   #12
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Btw, snap -- thanks for link, appreciated! It was an interesting read.
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:21 PM   #13
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Timbo,

I believe it was Cousteau's museum and not Cousteau himself that accidently introduced the stuff into the Med.

There is a snail that eats this strain of Caulerpa, but most countries are scared on introducing ANOTHER foreign species to fight of the caulerpa...

Sad that the whole Med. may be effected by what is essentially a human-enhanced weed...
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Old 10-31-2003, 06:14 AM   #14
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keep us updated Terri!
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Yes it was the Museum, thanks for the pull up. I even have the tape from PBS ... Off the top of my head, I remembered Cousteau....
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Whats amazing is how much some people want these things in their tanks and then others have the stuff just grow like a week and litrally choke out the corals.

I have been working on thining and removing some grape caulerpa from my 20.

Good luck on your eradication.
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you really have an awesome tank, reeflady!
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:28 PM   #18
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Thanks, ohio - appreciated!
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Hmm, maybe try a deception routine with the caulerpa outbreak vs trying to fight it.

Basically, setting up a refugium with some other competing but more benign versions of caulerpa so they can strip the specific nutrient stack out of the water and starve the bad stuff out? Usually the faster the grower, the more it's sensitive to required nutrients.

I'm not entirely sure on this, but I thought caulerpa required iron and/or manganese to grow while nitrate was just dessert. Iron and manganese require replenishment from somewhere be it bad tap water, RO in need of repair, or just plain old salt mix.

Caulerpa *will not grow* in my older 55 that I do very infrequent water changes. It will grow in my FO tank with weekly water changes.
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Old 10-31-2003, 05:50 PM   #20
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You should check out Teri's setup... It definately has all the required equipment... Caulerpa Taxifolia is not a Caulerpa worth playing with... It will live regardless. It takes over and keeps on killing as it does...
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