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Old 09-18-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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macros in display?

Ive been wanting the look of macros in my display for quite a while and since my tank looms bare after losing most of my coral, I thought now would be a good time to give it a try.

Currently I have caulerpa prolifera and Caulerpa racemosa peltata that I like the look of that's already growing in my refugium. Does anyone have any thoughts or comments on these two? I've heard a lot of mixed reviews so far.

What other macros would be good to go in a display?
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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While I've never run a macro tank so I can't be much help, blue scroll macro is by far my favorite and would make a nice addition IMO.
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I wouldn't ever put a caulpera in the display. That stuff gets root or something, you'll never get it out. I've seen a handful of tanks that are always pulling it out after they made the mistake.
Now, macro in the display can still look really nice, you just have to be careful with what you pick as to not being overwhelmed by it. I have some odd red one I've not been able to ID that I really enjoy, but have what I believe is pavona that just grows all through the tank like a week.
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the two you listed grow like weeds unless you plan on trimming every other day i would say no .
im a big fan of red macros but for some reason its hard to find good healthy specimens
this year and mostly all the reds are slower growers
this was my old 40g before i tore it down last fall
i sure miss it
i want to do my 90 up in macros they just grow on you
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Just starting to look at adding some macros to my tank and found this old thread. Did you ever add any? What are your thoughts? Found these on ebay I was considering?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Scroll-...item3a9a5819d8

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Just starting to look at adding some macros to my tank and found this old thread. Did you ever add any? What are your thoughts? Found these on ebay I was considering?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Scroll-...item3a9a5819d8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Grape-Ma...item3a9b9e78ef




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I'm not too sure on the red grape but the scroll algae is supposed to do good.

I'm growing the caulerpa prolifera atm and am seeing if it's going to be invasive. Its grown onto a few rocks which I pulled it off of. If it starts growing again on the rocks from the roots still stuck to the rock I will end up pulling it out of my tank.
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Ok, thanks! May start with just the blue scroll for now then.


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I would say that you would be fine growing anything edible, but a few types of caulerpa are somewhat toxic to fish and inverts, like caulerpa taxifolia for example. I have a ton of this in my refugium, but put some in the dt and none of the fish will touch it. With no natural control, it can be a pain to keep from going crazy. Grape caulerpa would be a fine addition as tangs and crabs love it.
Both of these have anchoring appendages, like a root system, and will latch on pretty well.
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Red bush algae is cool in my tank. They're slow macro growers. They looked cool in my tank before I killed my rocks. I've keep some samples to make them grow back on desired spots.



Also purple coralline is cool.
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Just starting to look at adding some macros to my tank and found this old thread. Did you ever add any? What are your thoughts? Found these on ebay I was considering?

Blue Scroll Macro Algae Plus Bonus | eBay

Red Grape Macro Algae Botryocladia SP Plus Bonus | eBay




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this is where I buy mine you get a lot for your money
I got so much I did both my tanks and sold the rest to the pet store
so all in all it was free
this tank is getting the wild effect once the greens get here I can finish it
Looks better in person than in pict , there next dive is the day after thanksgiving , and I get first choice on what they harvested

Macro Algae: Your Source For Quality Marine Plants and Macroalgae | Gulf Coast Ecosystems

before and after of my predator tank





this is my 90g still waiting on my greens to break up the reds will most likely remove some reds to even it out , this is my first attempt still trimming and shaping but once all the trimming is done and greens are added it is going to look awesome

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