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09/04/2005, 11:17 AM
I've read alot about caulerpa going sexual, mostly about the grape caulerpa doing this though. Do all caulerpa species do this??? I grow the caulerpa mexicana fern algae in my fuge so I'm quite curious if anyone knows whether it'll eventually spew nutrients back into my system??? Thanks again guys.
09/04/2005, 09:57 PM
All species of Caulerpa can â€œgo sexualâ€ and crash. To prevent the sexual maturation of a Caulerpa colony it is necessary to prune it on a routine basis. Do not trim the â€œfrondsâ€; each one is a single cell and if broken will leak its contents into the water. Instead cut a â€œrunnerâ€ and remove a whole strand.
09/10/2005, 12:41 PM
Unless you keep up on this algae, I would stick to other species, just less chance for error....if it does go sexual, it can be a big drain on your dissolved O2 levels.
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