Macro algae

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Konrad, 11 May 2011.

  1. Konrad

    Konrad

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    Ive got an hair algae problem in my tank at the moment, well, its more or less under control but i want to introduce macro algae in my sump to help with this. Ive got some caulerpa today, is it recomended, i know that you must have light on it 24/7. Is it true that it can release toxins in the water that can be harmfull to corrals and is there anybody that have experianced this before?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,771
    Likes Received:
    582
    Location:
    Sandton
    i have kept calurpa for years and no issues at all, you can keep cheato as well.
     
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    There have been reports about it yes, but a lot of guys also kept it with no problems. From what I've read Chaeto is safer to keep, but grows slowly. You can also build an algae scrubber?
     
  5. Konrad

    Konrad Thread Starter

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    I would like to keep chaeto algae if i could get hold of some in port elizabeth!
     
  6. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    If none of the reefers in PE have for you then someone a bit further away can ship to you. A little bit of water in a bag in a box is fine, shouldn't be too expensive for the shipping.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Macro algae Forum Date
Macro algae in display tank - Yes or No? General Discussions and Advice Today at 12:40
[wtd] Macro Algae Wanted Yesterday at 19:12
[wtd] Macro algae Wanted 7 Nov 2016
[wtd] Macro Algae Wanted 2 Nov 2016
Macro Algae (Cheato) reactor Anything DIY Related 26 Oct 2016
Macro algae? ID Needed 1 Jul 2016
[wtd] Macro Algae Wanted 13 Mar 2016