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Old 03-29-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Macro Algae Selection

Anyone know a good macro algae (non calurpa) that is a good nutrient export? I currently have some fern and grape calurpa in my fuge, however I am starting to view the grape as more of a liability than an asset to the tank and would like to find something on the "safer" side.

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Old 03-29-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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Maybe try a different variety of grape? The variety in my tank has a very thick stalk and large "grapes", tends to grow in the open with a few roots in the sand or neighboring rocks. Very easy to harvest - the easiest I've found. I have seen more delicate varieties that may not be as friendly. I had the same experience with feather caulerpa that took over my tank and was extremely difficult to harvest. I had to use tweezers and remove each delicate strand.

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I love my Spagetti algae. You dont have to worry about it going asexual, although I have never had my grape go asexual. The PODS love the spagetti and are multiplying like crazy. It looks like a brillo pad
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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