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Old 03-10-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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Plants going sexual?????

I have read about plants in a refugium going sexual. Which I heard was bad. How do you know when it happens? How does that happen? Why is it bad? and How do you prevent it from happening? I have calupera in my refugium.

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What do you mean going "sexual"? You mean like they pollinate and reproduce? How could that be bad?
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From what I've heard they can release toxins into the water that can totally fowl your tank. I've also heard this is remedied by leaving the light on the refugium on 24/7.
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Old 03-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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They can also multiply at alarming rates.
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Bad because it may cause a cloud in the display tank and then spread rapidly in the main. I use chaeto, as it does not go sexual and is great at nitrate removal. you can also leave the lights on 24/7 to keep other macros from going sexual.

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When grape caulerpa is going sexual it grows small hairs on the grapes and becomes almost transparent. I saw this coming recently and removed all but a small amount. Since then half of that went but the other half is growing back and thriving. I do leave my lights on 24/7 but some other things that cause it to go are too much growth resulting in shading of alot of the colony, bad pruning practices, and 0 nitrates. I heard from the LFS (take with a grain of salt) that caulerpa will crash if there are no detectable nitrates and therefore very little for it to thrive on. Caulerpa, from what I've been told and have been doing, should be pruned regularly. I must say after that close one I'm thinking of trying the cheato myself.
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Is there a possibility of the calupera spreading into my main tank from the fuge?????
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FISH:
Yellow Watchman Goby, Scooter Blenny, Strawberry Basslet, 6 Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonet
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I also noticed that the little grapes have started to open up. Is this good or bad? Is this a sign of my calurpea going sexual?
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30# Argonite Sand
FISH:
Yellow Watchman Goby, Scooter Blenny, Strawberry Basslet, 6 Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonet
INVERTS:
Cortez Crabs, Scarlet Hermit Crabs, Blue Legged Hermit Crabs, Black Turbo Snails, Cerith Snails, Bumble Bee Snails, Astera Snails, 3 Pepermint Shrimp, Feather Duster, Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Clam
CORALS:
Frogspawn, Mushrooms, Zoos, Polyps, Galaxea,
Starburst, Xenia

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