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Old 01-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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My FOWLR 75G tank has been running for about a month and a half now, I did the cycling thing and waited for the levels and got some nice fish and things are going great.

I do not want to get into corals right now, however I was wondering about adding some salt water plants to make things look nicer and add some green to the setup.

I see some neat plants here: Saltwater aquarium refugium , marine plants, algaes, nitrate reduction

But coming from Canada I can't find anywhere to get them. Big Al's doesn't carry any, and I can't find any other stores in my area that do.

Does anyone have any recommendations for either what to get or where to get it?

Specifically I'm from the Toronto area, so local pickup would be best, but shipping is ok too.
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Alot of those macro algeas will over run your tank. They are best kept in a refugium where they are used for nutrient exportation.
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Ok, any other ideas then for in-tank plants?
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The only non macro algae that I can think of is seagrass though I don't think I've ever seen it sold anywhere. There are lots a few different kinds of macro algae though, shaving brush comes to mind, that are appropriate for the display.

I think liveaquaria used to sell a range of macro let me see if I can find it.

Here it is : Marine Plants: Saltwater Plants, Aquarium Marine Algae and Turtle Grass
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Which, if any, of the plants in that link would not be decimated by tangs?
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I do not want to get into corals right now, however I was wondering about adding some salt water plants to make things look nicer and add some green to the setup.

I think with saltwater Plants most of it is Algae which really you would not want to put in your main system like Melosu says they are best kept in a Refuge...

Why not just start with coral? Some corals are very easy to keep with proper lighting. you can go with zoanthias, Polyps, Mushrooms all are easy to keep. JMO
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Thanks, but as I mentioned I am in Canada and they don't ship outside of contiguous US.

Any idea where to get anything in Canada?
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Which, if any, of the plants in that link would not be decimated by tangs?
Kelp and Shaving Bush, I believe, though all are at risk with herbivores.
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I think this may help here is a Online retailer in BC, Canada that has coral and other cool stuff for you....

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That is helpful, thanks! No plants, but good to know a Canadian online store. Anyone else have any advice on plants?
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