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Old 02/10/2008, 03:06 PM   #1
dman17878
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cactus algae

Is cactus algae best kept in refugium or would it be ok in main tank I have some and it does not apear to grow very fast so im thinking that it may be controlable


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Old 02/10/2008, 03:44 PM   #2
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i have some in my main tank and it grows fine i have never had to remove any of it from growing to much. so it should do fine


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Old 02/16/2008, 02:06 AM   #3
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Is this a good macro to have in your tank as far as taking out bad stuff from the water?


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Old 02/16/2008, 05:54 PM   #4
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I agree with Tayler...it grows slowly, and if there's too much, it's easy to remove.

Cactus algae aka Halimeda can go sexual, but unlike Caulerpa, that's unlikely to cause any problems.

Jazmine, since it grows slowly, it's not nearly as good as Caulerpa or Chaeto for nutrient export.

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Old 02/18/2008, 07:11 PM   #5
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I must have a funky tank then, because Halimeda grows like crazy in it. I've removed most of it, but it still grows. Dose it with calcium and it'll go wild.



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