View Full Version : Macro bush? Any ideas?
06/06/2003, 11:59 PM
This macro grows like a bush and will get all fuzzy and then overnight will lose the fuzz and be smooth and a deep green.
It grew up on some Florida rock. Any clues would be appreciated. Its a great macro. I wish I knew if I could take cuttings and trasplant. I haven't tried yet.
06/07/2003, 05:18 AM
It looks like Codium to me. Are the branches kinda thick and spongy?
06/07/2003, 10:14 PM
Yes, the branches are thick. I will look around for info on that type algae and see what I can find and compare. Thanks for the direction. I will post if I find the match.
06/07/2003, 10:24 PM
Yup, Codium it is. Thank you so much. :)
06/08/2003, 09:38 PM
You should be able to take some frags and get them started in other locations. It's an easy grower(weed).
06/09/2003, 12:52 AM
Thanks Plant. I was hoping to transplant some. I really like it. Very compact and neat looking.
06/09/2003, 09:38 AM
It's small NOW, you just wait:)
I think many people tend to like Codium a good deal.
I'd seen it a lot in cold SW but recently have found it in warm Florida waters.
I have a few small pieces from that location growing pretty well.
06/09/2003, 11:09 PM
well if you find your self succesfully fraging it and ending up with to much I'd be happy to buy a piece. latly it seems I've been buying more algaes then coral....:lol: :rollface:
06/10/2003, 12:33 PM
Saltwatersensei, I'll keep you in mind. This bush, though doesn't appear it in the pic, is getting quite large. Soon I will attempt to cut and transplant and see what happens. I love it, and actually wish it was the only macro in the tank. I get tired of weed-eating all the other ones. I am slowly working towards getting all the other macro's out and just leave the bush.
06/11/2003, 02:52 PM
<the beginnings of a plant collection>
06/14/2003, 08:55 PM
noticed you're from OK,.. are u close to OKC??
I'd love to sample some of your codium too.. been waiting on another guy in OKC who is growing some out as well to frag it..
R u in one of the clubs there?
ours meets this next weekend (21st) at my place.. SW OKC
give me an email and if you've got some extras after SW Sensai or want to drop in on our meeting come on by ...
Joe Anderson, OKC
06/14/2003, 11:35 PM
I live about 3 hours NE of OKC. I'm not in any group as of now. I know they have one in Tulsa which I would be near though, but haven't joined as of yet.
I am going to be looking into getting a small frag tank up and running and was going to use that for clippings of the coduim too if it will transplant easy. Its supposed too.
I'll let you all know when I have some ready to go.
I don't really have the room left in my tanks to frag things separately anymore without the sandbed getting a bit crowded. So I'm gonna start a frag tank.
Hmmm, wonder how it would work to just clip and send?
06/14/2003, 11:49 PM
Oh and just a note...From my experience, this plant should be in a med flow area because when it de-fuzzes at night, if the flow is too weak, some of the fuzz doesn't come off as easily. Its so pretty the next day after it loses its fuzz.
06/15/2003, 05:59 AM
do you think that it s fuzz is a means of procreation?
I can collect that stuff locally. I'll be going to the coast in two weeks, so I can collect some of a different species if you want. Actually, I can try to get enough for anybody who wants it, if anyone wants it (try saying that ten times fast)..
06/15/2003, 07:52 AM
I'd like some... how much are we talking about....price wise....
Free. I'll let you all know how much I collect and we'll work out shipping.
06/15/2003, 10:51 AM
Fourhand, Winged Ocean.. Im in for anything you would want to ship to me... ;-)P
I will pay for overnight shipping any way you'd like...
WO, the Tulsa group is super organized and they do a LOT of really cool things... This April they had Bob Fenner and Anthony Calfo in and last Novemeber they had Borneman (this one was free even and the Fenner/Calfo event was really inexpensive)
Travis Nelson is the President (OMAS) but he's in Belize right now on a research trip sponsored by (a college in Okmulgee???)
I couldn't go :-(
Im actually the president of the Oklahoma City Aquarium Assoc.. we do both salt and fresh (i have both myself) and we too have speakers and presentations at most every meeting (just haven't got to the level of organization that OMAS has *YET* )
Fourhand.. I used to have a friend ship me stuff from FL and it fared pretty well. Me.. i'll take anything odd you can find and would want to ship out.. codium, ulva, udotea, mermaids wineglass/mermans shaving brush, tubularia, etc...
btw.. all, i purchased a book yesterday from PetsMart of all places (a big chain store here in midwest) and it has a nice *little* section on marine algaes - and it was only 20$ for a nice sized book too...Title "Complete Book of the Marine Aquarium" Author "Vincent Hargreaves" ISBN 1-57145-762-3 304 pages
general info really, but i just bought it for the algae section truth be told...
my personal email is [email protected]
if you want to set up shipping plans...
I know i would definitely appreciate it myself.. odd algaes are hard to find locally here...
06/15/2003, 11:11 AM
WingedOcean .., on another note.. we do have a member in Cushing.. don't know if you're near there or not.. that will be coming to our monthly meeting (next Sat 21st) which will be at my place...
if you're in that area.. you could probably tag along from time to time (or hand off some frags to him!) ;-):
I'll collect a lot and post a list of what I bring back when I get back. I found lots of Ulva back in March, so I'm sure theres tons of it to be found also :D
06/15/2003, 05:23 PM
I'm not too familiar with all the algae types except for the caulerpa's and such that are more common in tanks. I sure like this type tho that will stay in one spot and not make a mess of things. Or that I have to chop out of the tank weekly. I'd like to see what you come back with if you can post pics or lead me to a site that contains pics of what you can collect.
I deal a lot with Aquarium Dynamics in Tulsa and I think Betty is the vice pres of the club in Tulsa. I think once I get a frag tank going I will feel more able to be part of a club to swap frags and such. I would like to though some day.
Keep me posted on the collection of algaes, and I will get back with you guys on my codium clippings. I think this week I am going to clip some and attach them to rubble and see what happens. I feel uncomfortable shipping stuff to ppl without being aware if the stuff will take. So I will run a test for myself :D
Take care everyone.
06/15/2003, 11:48 PM
I'm excited to see what you come back with.
I've been collecting different algaes for some reason... After I built my fuge I got really sucked into the plant deal and buying all the "sea weed" I could.....
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