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Old 01-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Found caulerpa

I recently decided to switch to a refugium. So I go to a high end reef shop and purchase some chaeto and sea lettuce. Not only did I get that but the jerks sold me junk tainted with caulerpa. After realizing how much of a noob with sumps I called them up and told them about what I got, she said that's not possible and got real rude and hung up on me. Needless to say I'm an idiot. But after some research I have to keep trimming and run a 24 hour light cycle on my fuge to stop it from going sexual.
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I had caulerpa in my fuge for years with no issues. I have a little in my current fuge. As long as you keep an eye on it and maintain your system you should not have issues.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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If you have Tangs feed it to them mine love caulerpa.
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Well I hope it works out. Thank you . No tangs for me.
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Caleurpa is an excellent nutrient exporter. It grows fast and is easy to trim. Tangs aren't the only ones who will eat it, too.
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Agreed. I would keep the caulerpa. You don't even have to run your refugium lighting 24 hours. Just prune it every so often. What type is it? I currently have some razor in my refugium.
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I just trimmed a bunch off. Yeah my water has been awsome since I put it in there. What else easts it?
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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There's 2 kinds I think one is the green grape and I'm not sure of the other.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #9
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Anything that would eat nori would eat caulerpa.
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