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Old 03-07-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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What type of Macro Algae?

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Quick question. Now that I have my fuge and light setup I'd like to get some suggestions on which type of macro I should keep.

I don't know that I want free floating since by fuge drains by gravity (i.e. though a bulk head back into my sump). I worry it would clog the bulkhead.

Can someone recommened something that will anchor to a rock or into the DSB in the fuge? Or maybe I am wrong and free floating would be fine?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-07-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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I would start with clurpa and see what else grows. I wouldnt go out and buy any other than that to start with. Most of my macro algae grew on its own from the rocks.

Also some times the clurpa will get into the main tank from your fuge, its not a bad thing.

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Old 03-07-2005, 08:08 PM   #3
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Lots of folks are reporting good results with Chaetomorpha, but I believe it is free floating. It does stay together well though and I don't think you'd have issues with it clogging anything. One of the advantages, AFAIK, is that it will never go sexual and die off. Another option might be Caulerpa prolifera. Check out this website:
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If you use caulerpa,(any variety), to be on the safe side, keep your fuge lights on 24/7...chaeto works wonderfully in a fuge, just stick a rock on it and it will keep it from floating.
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