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Tipton34 08-09-2013 09:21 PM

Marine plants
 
Howdy, I was wondering if I add a certain type of marine plant to my tank, will it help control algae? I didn't know what specie would be best and wouldn't take over the tank?

Ericwm 08-09-2013 09:36 PM

If you have a sump I would say to go with chaeto and a light, that is what most use to my knowledge, it isn't pretty so you may not want it in your dt.

Tipton34 08-09-2013 09:43 PM

Ya unfortunately I don't have a sump. I wouldn't mind something that isn't too good looking Cuz it would be better than algae taking over

herp_mommy 08-09-2013 09:43 PM

There are many plants that can look beautiful in a display tank. I keep several macro algeas/ marine plants in my main tank and not in the sump. I prefer caulerpa and halimeda.

Ericwm 08-09-2013 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herp_mommy (Post 2603425)
There are many plants that can look beautiful in a display tank. I keep several macro algeas/ marine plants in my main tank and not in the sump. I prefer caulerpa and halimeda.

Good call, that was my next idea. Shaving brush is also a good looking macro, not sure how well these all work since I don't have any. I do plan on adding some good looking macros to my soon to be fowlr.

Tipton34 08-09-2013 09:53 PM

Good deal, I may get a couple species and see how they do. I'll be moving next weekend so after that I'll get them all going. Thanks guys

Stlrockguy 08-09-2013 11:00 PM

Halimeda lives off calcium and doesn't help prevent algae. I already tried that

Tipton34 08-09-2013 11:06 PM

Good to know that, any suggestions on what I should try?

Ericwm 08-09-2013 11:30 PM

caulerpa will reduce your nutrients and live aquaria says shaving brush will as well.

Tipton34 08-09-2013 11:51 PM

I'll give those a try. Appreciate it


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