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02/04/2003, 10:52 PM
I believe this is Halimeda (sp?)
If not would someone identify it for me.
02/04/2003, 10:57 PM
Here is a close up.
Here you can see white 'sprouts' forming on the tips of a few leaves.
Is it going sexual or just growing?
02/05/2003, 08:05 AM
That's some real nice looking Halimedia sp. ;) The little sprouts at the tips are new growth starting.
02/05/2003, 09:16 AM
I have a bush of it in my main tank and think it is rather attractive.
I am thinking about pruning it back some as it is growing fast in my system. Right under a Halide. It loves the light.
My follow up questions would be:
A. Does it go sexual in a detrimental way?
B. I have heard that this really isn't a good plant to use in a refugium or have in a main tank because it is a calcium hog. Is this true?
02/05/2003, 09:37 AM
If you have a huge mass of it and it goes sexual, it can grey the water. It happened to me once, I just did a big water change and nothing seemed to have any problems. You can tell when it is going, the smooth light green reforms into a bunch of tiny dark green spheres on a now white background. That's when you pull it.
02/13/2003, 01:40 PM
Is Halimeda a good macro to use in a fuge or does it hog calcium?
02/13/2003, 01:44 PM
From my understanding it uses alot of calcium, so you probally won't want to keep it if you have clams and SPS.
02/13/2003, 01:46 PM
This may also explain why I am having problems keeping my calcium level above 350 ppm.
Time to break out the pruning shears. I have a little bush of this in my main tank.
02/13/2003, 01:47 PM
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No charge except for shipping.
02/13/2003, 01:51 PM
I had an outbreak in my 30g sps tank, and did not know at the time it was a calcium lover, and I to was definately having problems with ca
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