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trackhazard
01/13/2013, 11:12 PM
I have just gotten hold of some halymena, botrycladia and some free floating halimeda. Will these eventually attach to live rock? I have the halymena and botrycladia stuffed into crevices right now and the halimeda I attached to a frag plug with some cyanoacrylate.

I've look online and some places say that they will and some will say they won't. Its a bit confusing.

Thanks for any and all help.

-Charlie

tektite
01/14/2013, 06:40 PM
Halimeda may, or grow roots if left in the sand. Botryocladia most likely won't, but if you're lucky it'll release spores and start growing out of the rocks on its own. Halymenia will not ever attach to the rock on its own. Best way to keep it in place is to put a small ziptie around it and superglue the ziptie where you want it to stay.