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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Grow Chaeto Algae and Other Macroalgae Like a PRO| Lighting, Parameters, & Flow VIDEO: Optimal lighting, parameters, & flow for lush macroalgae growth!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    What benefits can macro algae provide to a reef? How do you outcompete nuisance algae with macros? What's the difference between micro and macro algae? What's the best lighting for specific species of algae? What signs will tell you that caulerpa is about to go sexual or that different algae...
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    i had a bunch of caulerpa before and i dont know if it morphed into this or this species took over?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best macroalgae for my sump/ref that will reduce Nitrates and Phosphates the most?
  5. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have a chance to build a SW tank (I'm not really a marine person), and it's been a while. I have a cousin the FL Keys who likes to snorkel and has offered to collect and mail me some plants - from what I've read most macroalgaes can live for 4-5 days during shipping. Once the tank is going...
  6. Id?

    Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Anyone know what this is? It hitch hiked in on a rock and is spreading across my sand bed. Should I remove it before it spreads?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I want to add a refugium to my existing sump. My sump has a built in protein skimmer and I dont want to have to pay to buy everything separate and I have room to add a refugium under my 75 gallon tank. I just dont know how to work the plumbing, if someone could offer some help it would be...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    My major reason for wishing to divide my sump is to have a refugium section in which to breed brine shrimp, pods, etc., and to hold the macroalgae, so that neither the macro nor the animal life get caught up in the filters and pumps. Therefore I will need to add something other than baffles...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I recently bought a dragons breath "frag" and it's a redish, orange color. The tips are somewhat green / clear. Anyone know what would cause this? I'll get some pics up soon. Thanks a lot :)
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I was wondering if LED colored strip lights could support chaeto macroalgae or if they would be useful for my display aquarium. I currently have an bubble tip anemone in there. The colors would be able to change because of the remote the strip lights came with. Any help is appreciated :)
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. Went to a family picnic today on the intercoastal (South Florida) and found some goodies. Dasya sp. is a red alga that has feathery tufts coming off of the thallus. Halophila decipiens is a seagrass with the common name paddle grass. The macroalgae should be okay, but I'm unsure if...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have been thinking about getting a marine macroalgae, but I run a 40 gallon breeder without a Sump/Refugium. What macroalgaes can survive and do well staying in the DT?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, For several months I have waging war on nutrients, mostly phosphates. I had all kind of nuisance algae issues. Latest was lobophora. See this thread for background. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f77/to-cook-or-not-to-cook-212361.html I am to the point now where I am...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I have been maintaining a reef for the past one year. In terms of fish health and corals, my tank has been doing good so far. Lately , due to travel and other hinderances, WC has not been quite good. I did a quick test for nitrates and they seemed to a bit...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    My question is do I really need a refugium/sump for filtration. I recently purchased a 120 Gallon frag tank that I am using as a display tank. I have the proper skimmer for a heavy bioload tank and all the correct lighting, water movement etc... I have over 20 species of Macroalgae from red to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Happy Saturday everyone. I was at the hardware store and I noticed they're selling what they say are PAR38 bulbs. These are LED bulbs that seem to be made up solely with white LEDs. They have warm white, cool white etc spectrum. I've read that between 5000k and 6500k is the best spectrum...
  17. General classifieds
    Hey guys, I have some extra chaeto and fern caulerpa so I'm selling it on ebay. Just wondering if you guys would like some. I have different portion sizes with different prices up for sale for each type. Here are the links If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Thanks!
  18. Nano Reefs
    Hey there everyone, I just created a membership here looking to learn about marine tanks to help setup my first saltwater aquarium. Recently for my birthday I bought myself a 29 gallon tank and stand with plans to set up a planted freshwater tank. I have now decided to start my first...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I recently acquired a green hairy mushroom which is currently being quarantined. I will dip will coral rx prior to introduction to the display. In the same QT I have some chaeto also being QT'd. My quarantine period is over (30 plus days) however I haven't yet received my...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi can someone please identify this type macroalgae. Its the only one I can find in a store near me and guy didnt know what it was called. thanks
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