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Old 12-15-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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what macro

what macro is everyone using in thier fuge? i have chaeto ( brillo pad ) i wouldnt mind having a variety. something more leafy would be cool.

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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more leafy such as caulerpa? unless your fuge is lit 24/7, you risk it goin sexual. What exactly did you have in mind
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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right now i am lighting 24-7. i have seen a few macro packages on e-bay that look interesting. maybe a better question is which ones should i stay away from?

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:59 PM   #4
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I light 24/7 and have mainly chaeto and broad leaf caulerpa. I can tell you to stay away from zoocircus on ebay. Can you find anyone local through the LFS to get you a good start?
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:13 PM   #5
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I have had chaeto in my fuge for years. It does awesome. I trim it back to about baseball sized every 2 weeks. Within those 2 weeks it grows enough to fill a 15 gallon tank (I run skimmerless, so it has plenty of nutrients to absorb). Nitrates, phosphates are always undetectable and corals absolutely thrive.

Same as you, I recently wanted to add another macro to the fuge. I added a clump of fern and grape caulerpa. I wish I hadn't now. The chaeto growth has absolutely been stunted. The caulerpa seems to be outcompeting the chaeto..it grows through and on top of the chaeto and the chaeto doesn't look as green or healthy as it did. IMO, it would be best to stick with just the chaeto or go just with caulerpa. HTH
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:01 PM   #6
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good info guys. thanks as usual

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Old 12-15-2005, 10:50 PM   #7
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Not sure about where you guys live, but around here i recently tried to buy caulerpa and the guy said it became illegal and they werent even supposed to have it.
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I live in NC. Everything is legal here unless it has 5 leaves.
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Caulerpa taxifolia is illegal everywhere I believe. Google it.
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Old 12-16-2005, 10:43 AM   #10
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I run grape calupera and have noticed quite an improvement.
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