Macro algae

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    Can multiple type, species of micro algae be kept together in the sump?
     
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    ive seen at Julies pets in Gateway,all different types of macroalgea mixed together.so i would say yes.but personally i would go for just one type,and my choice is Chaeto
     
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    You mean, macro algae, and they can, but, for instance caulerpa wages war against chaeto, etc. Most people recommend chaeto.

    BTW, the same thing happens in micro-algae cultures - one species generally dominates until it's the only one remaining.
     
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    Sorry meant macro :whistling::whistling:
     
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    Thanks MOD :thumbup:
     
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    Generally keep only one species of algae as they do wage a chemical warfare against each other and these chemicals end up in your system. Cheato is the one to go for as it is fairly non toxic to your water column.
     
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