Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-05-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
Halimeda

so i have some on a piece of my live rock. there are a few plant growths that ae about 3 inches tall.

i'm just curious to know what benifit they are to a reef system. i've read they suck up calcium, but do they also suck up nitrates and phosphates.

if they are a good micro algae for keeping water polution down how can i remove them from my display rock and transplant it into an HOB fuge once i stop being lazy and make one
__________________

__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 11:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
atte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 133
From what I've heard, they are better left in the display tank for decorative purposes. They are calcified and relatively hard compared to other algaes. You can use them for filtration purposes but for a fuge you would be better off with chaeto, certain forms of caulerpa, gracilaria, and similar algaes.

Here's what Reefcleaners has to say: ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Halimeda (Monile/Incrassata)
__________________

__________________
3g Betta cube
29g FOWLR (No longer up)
atte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 12:00 AM   #3
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
Agreed. They do a good filtering job, but need quite a bit of light to sustain because of what atte said. I could grow it like crazy in my DT, but it wouldn't last a week in my fuge.

If you opt to keep it, though, know that it will spread quite rapidly.
__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 12:14 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
well i when i got the rock back in january there was a single branch, now there is close to 10 and i've also noticed they have a waxy feel to them and when they break down turn into extremely white sand. i kind of like the look but it has spread a bit and keeps spreading so i guess i might have to keep pulling them out of the rock to keep them from taking over
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Halimeda go ape crazy? mrg02d Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 05-22-2010 07:25 PM
Halimeda right in sand? SkinnyPete Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 03-11-2007 05:50 PM
Halimeda in Sacramento, CA fishstixs05 Archive 7 09-21-2004 08:57 PM
Halimeda?? Reefaddict Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 03-03-2004 12:52 AM
Fragging Halimeda? Salt4Us Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 05-13-2003 03:39 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.