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Old 06-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Where to find marine algae?

I've been looking at: Marine Plants: Saltwater Plants, Aquarium Marine Algae and Turtle Grass

I'm particularly interested in: Shaving Brush Plant, Kelp on Rock - Smooth Leaf, Kelp on Rock - Grape, Maiden's Hair Plant

Any reason I couldn't use these in my (eventual) reef setup as part of the scape (ie not in the sump)?

Any place else to get these plants/algae?

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Old 06-04-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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I just get mine from my LFS. He should have some of those.

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Do a google search and you should find other places that caryy them. But, the doctors are very good.
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I had the shaving brush and it didn't last too long. I also couldn't find much info on it's requirements....
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i think shaving brush is a calcium hog, like halimeda.
i got mine from other reefers. i have some of the grape kelp growing in my refugium.
there is no reason why you couldn't use these in your duisplay, except for the chance that it might get out of hand and overrun the tank.
also, some of the algae you are interested in might be a good food source for whatever inhabitants you are planning to keep, and that would be another reason why it wouldn't work in the display.

i don't know about other tanks, but in my tank, plant matter doesn't last very long.
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