Angels and macro algae

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  1. Undergravel

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    Would 2 or 3 different species of angels destroy Ulva and caulerpa growth in a 2m tank.If I tried to replicate a Cape Vidal reef with loads of butterflies,wrasse,goldies,damsels and a few angels and the rocks covered in macro algae,I don't want it to end up bare.Anyone tried this?
     
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    IF I have not done so yet, Undergravel - a VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA!

    To answer your question - NO. They would not. Angels are more zoo-plankton eaters. They just supplement their diet with macro algae...... Their meaty diet consists of at least 80% of their diet.....
     
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    Thanks.I really want to do something different.I was thinking of going back to reef but I love my semi and my flame angel too much.Will need a home for my tangs though.Then I can model ledges with cement and pvc pipe and cover with algae.I still have reef lighting.
     
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    the key will be feeding, feed them enough and they *should* leave it growing for the most part IMO
     

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