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Old 10-23-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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Caulerpa Questions

I was told that putting Caulerpa algea in the sump will help filter my water. Would it be alright to put into the media area of a bak pak 2 skimmer. I guess I'm concerned about it growing into the tank and becoming a problem.


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I wouldn't recommend it.

FWIW, even in a refugium, I wouldn't recommend caulerpa, it is a wonderful nutrient export when pruned regularly, but has a nasty habit of going sexual.


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what does caulerpa look like? just wondering
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There are a bunch of different species, one of the ones most people recognize is racesmosa or "grape" caulerpa as can be seen here:


Gracilaria species have the same benefits as caulerpa with a much reduced risk of going sexual.
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