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Old 03-25-2009, 02:39 PM   #11
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Wouldn't Micro and Macro algae still fall under "Plant"
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No, they are not plants. They are plant-like and once classified together, but revised siting algae lack specific internal and external tissue structures. I believe algae remains in a Subkingdom of Plantae, but only because they are plant-like. Whether it is micro or macro, it is still algae.
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Aren't small algae such as diatoms in the kingdom Protista?

Back to Caulerpa, is it okay in a 10 gallon nano reef with no fish, just inverts, live rock and coral?
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As mentioned earlier it will over run your tank. ESp. a small tank.
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No, they are not plants. They are plant-like and once classified together, but revised siting algae lack specific internal and external tissue structures. I believe algae remains in a Subkingdom of Plantae, but only because they are plant-like. Whether it is micro or macro, it is still algae.
I think my point was it is not an animal therefore a plant. Even though they are not exactly the same as land plants they are certainly not animals. I'm pretty sure that all land plants evolved from green algae or so the text states anyway. Scientist love to debate the finer points and change things around when something does not fit perfectly into one category. Anyway....

Back to the Caulerpa...

You do not want it in your main tank. It will take over and you will be left with a caulerpa farm.
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Ahh.. academic bantering....

FWIW if you keep calling it a plant you'll never get your point out. Too much generalization in the field but you're spot on.
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