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brendan.oates97
07/05/2017, 05:21 PM
My girlfriend has a ten gallon tank with one true percula clown and a snail and crab. I was eonderung if macro algea would be a good beginner way to bring color to her tank and also help with nitrate and phosphate levels. I has experience with freshwater planted tanks so i would assume its very similar. My only concern is the "going sexual" when spores are released.

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thegrun
07/05/2017, 08:06 PM
Dragon's Breath (Halymenia) would be a good choice.

aznflyfisherman
07/06/2017, 07:32 AM
I have these in my 29g n 6g cube. GRACILARIA HAYI, dragons breath, and the green grape macro algea. The hayi n grape macro grows pretty quick, i give them away or feed them to my tang in my 110g once they over grow in the 29g.

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mcgyvr
07/06/2017, 07:39 AM
yes there are many "display" macroalgaes.. dragons breath is a great one..
Don't expect it to really have any real effect on nitrates/phosphates in such a small system..

I've gotten some decent deals on macros on ebay and this site always has great stuff..
https://www.live-plants.com/ (but expect more than you need from them)

brendan.oates97
07/12/2017, 08:01 PM
yes there are many "display" macroalgaes.. dragons breath is a great one..
Don't expect it to really have any real effect on nitrates/phosphates in such a small system..

I've gotten some decent deals on macros on ebay and this site always has great stuff..
https://www.live-plants.com/ (but expect more than you need from them)I figure the nitrates wouldnt be to affected but i am hoping it out grows the pest algea. Plus its looks pretty.

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