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Old 12-10-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
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so i have fuge and i wanted to caulerpa into it...after some research i realize that this is fast growing and needs lots of pruning but then i found this other plant halimeda which is slower and lasts a long time, and seems to be better than caulerpa. My question is how do they compare and could i put both in the fuge , would the more plants variety be better or would some choke out others?


Also, i am curious about pods.Amphipods and copepods.How do you get them, how do they multiply and what good are they... i have been searching on the web adn everything is very scientific and like about the ocean and stuff, if anyone knows about a site that would help me with these things or any advice would be great, thanks
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I kno nothing about macro algae.

pods usually hitchhike in on live rocks and corals. They can be a food source for your fish,corals, mobile inverts. They multiple big time if provided a safe place(refugium) where they won't be preyed upon. They are like scavengers and will eat left over fish foods and other stuff. Good to have pods.
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best to stay with one type of macro algae in your fuge ! the faster the algae grows the more nutrients its pulling out of the water !
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