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Old 09-19-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Macro Algae Options

So, I see there are a number of macro algae options. Are there any pros/cons to one over another? I have a big chunk of chaeto in my fuge and was thinking of adding some dragons breath. Would there be any value to that?
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there are pros and cons to most but the main ones are caulerpra is the best by far at exporting nutrients but can go a sexual and do a lot of damage to the tank. chaeto is safer option but not as fast growing so not as effective and i believe dragons breath is about the same but looks better and costs more. if you want best nutrient export i would do some research or ask on here how best to care for caulerpra so it does not go a sexual
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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Doesn't Caleurpa require planting? I can't plant one. Just thought if there were advantages to adding another type I would add some. I'm not looking at removing the chaeto. It's doing very well.
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Grape caulerpa is one of the more common types to use in a refugium. It can be grown floating but will adhere itself to any rough surface that's available.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:31 AM   #5
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Are some Caleurpa types "illegal?"
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I believe that some are illegal to ship to california although I'm not sure about that.
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