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Old 03-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Macroalgea?

What types are best? Easiest to care for? I see people selling culerpa, cheato, shaving brush....
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Chaeto is the easiest. Some folks have trouble with caulerpa but I like it better because it grows faster and I believe it absorbs more nutrients. I don't like to use anything that consumes calcium, so I wouldn't use halimeda or shaving brush.
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Culerpa is simple I've learned just need a light with a timer in the sump
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what are your thoughts on Red Gracilaria? I was ordering a cleaner package from reefcleaners and they had some so I order it as well...there were sold out of chaeto
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I never got it to grow much. As far as it being "tang candy" or whatever they call it, that remains to be seen. I have never seen a tang go after it.
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I never got it to grow much. As far as it being "tang candy" or whatever they call it, that remains to be seen. I have never seen a tang go after it.
My tangs love this stuff. They will ignore all other food if I put some of this in the tank.

It was growing fairly fast for me before I upgraded tanks. Now seems to grow slower. It might be due to less water flow where it is now or that it is after skimmer now. I'm not sure.
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Yeah I don't have tangs so that's a none issue. I just need it to eat up extra nutrients. The guy I ordered it from said if they have chaeto he will switch it out
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