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Old 10-29-2003, 11:30 AM   #1
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Plant/Algae I.D. Please

What is this called? I see them all the time. The color is a darker green than I'm depicting here.
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:33 AM   #2
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Halimeda. Calcareous macro algae.
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, RL! Is it good stuff on any front?
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:15 PM   #4
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Welcome. It's as good as any macro for nutrient uptake, better than some, as it rarely goes sexual, like Caulerpa. It's also pretty.

OTOH, since it is a calcareous macro, it will also use up calcium in your system, so, keep an eye on your ca levels, and don't let it grow out of control.

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