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Old 12-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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mangroves

Anyone using these in their refugium? Been looking at them, cheato with live rock and sand, or crushed coral.
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I've used them before. I recently had about 15 two foot tall plants in my refugium. They didn't do much in the way of nutrient export. Just a conversation piece really. You are better off with caulerpa or chaetomorpha.
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Thanks X. Just reading about them and everyone says they are great. Darn salesmen!
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I hear they use up a lot of magnesium. Mine was a little low, not terrible....it could have been from them...
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I read somewhere that different macro algae's consume cal and mag .
If not testing and dosing they could end up being low ?
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It depends on how large the algae colony is. Halimeda uses calcium. I wouldn't keep it because of that. If you had a massive colony of halimeda, I would imagine it would pull calcium like a coral would.
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It depends on how large the algae colony is. Halimeda uses calcium. I wouldn't keep it because of that. If you had a massive colony of halimeda, I would imagine it would pull calcium like a coral would.
I posted a picture of the stuff I had awhile ago ,
It grew from the same mat the gsp is on .
I didn't like the look of it so I removed it .
All I was told when I asked to id it was macro algae .
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