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Old 08-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Marine plants

Howdy, I was wondering if I add a certain type of marine plant to my tank, will it help control algae? I didn't know what specie would be best and wouldn't take over the tank?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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If you have a sump I would say to go with chaeto and a light, that is what most use to my knowledge, it isn't pretty so you may not want it in your dt.
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Ya unfortunately I don't have a sump. I wouldn't mind something that isn't too good looking Cuz it would be better than algae taking over
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:43 PM   #4
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There are many plants that can look beautiful in a display tank. I keep several macro algeas/ marine plants in my main tank and not in the sump. I prefer caulerpa and halimeda.
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There are many plants that can look beautiful in a display tank. I keep several macro algeas/ marine plants in my main tank and not in the sump. I prefer caulerpa and halimeda.
Good call, that was my next idea. Shaving brush is also a good looking macro, not sure how well these all work since I don't have any. I do plan on adding some good looking macros to my soon to be fowlr.
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Good deal, I may get a couple species and see how they do. I'll be moving next weekend so after that I'll get them all going. Thanks guys
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Halimeda lives off calcium and doesn't help prevent algae. I already tried that
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Good to know that, any suggestions on what I should try?
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #9
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caulerpa will reduce your nutrients and live aquaria says shaving brush will as well.
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I'll give those a try. Appreciate it
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