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Old 04-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation What are some good REef Safe Plants??

I was doing some researrch for reef safe plants (that go in sand bed) that are VERY benificial to reef tanks? Can you guys recommend any plants ? ( some that are good at keeping nitrite down/beatifically good to tanks / etc)
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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Here one ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Fern Caulerpa
the main problem with caulerpa is that it can go sexual. That can really mess up a tank and it can take over. I have it in my tanks but I harvest it once or twice a month to give to a friend to feed his fox face.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
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Well, yeah, if you want fauna that digs in to the sandbed, it's going to be caulerpa/grape caulerpa. It's roots grow in to everything. There's also seagrass, but that is a little harder to care for because you need very high lighting, and CO2 for the plants to really thrive. You could definitely keep them alive without CO2 but it won't look as nice.
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How about kelp
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Never heard of people keeping kelp in the aquarium. I think it gets to be gigantic, so it doesn't fit in any small sized aquariums. I think it grows too big for even the largest of home aquariums. Not sure though.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:23 AM   #6
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this looks like it would make a reef tank look really good.

http://http://www.liveaquaria.com/pr...664&pcatid=664
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Kelp on Rock, Smooth Leaf
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That does look really awesome. I guess there are smaller variations of kelp.
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yeah i was thinking about getting it for my aquarium
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:01 AM   #10
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I would imagine most kelps need cooler water than what you would expect in a reef though...
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