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Old 03-29-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Macroalgae Acclimation

To combat our 20g's algae bloom, I had my Mom order some grape caulerpa (she also ordered another kind in the caulerpa group). When it gets to the house, should it be washed off with tapwater before it goes in, or should it be acclimated in the manner you would use for an animal? Both? I know with freshwater plants we would wash them off, do a bleach dip, wash again, then just put them in the tank..but I don't know about the hardiness of those "true" plants as opposed to macroalgae. I just want to make sure it doesn't get killed because of something that we don't know about. :)
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should it be washed off with tapwater before it goes in
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or should it be acclimated in the manner you would use for an animal?
good idea, try not to let the air hit it.
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Do not to a bleach dip or rinse with fresh water. No need to acclimate it and it wont hurt if air hits it. Most people ship it in wet paper towels and it arrives fine.
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