Macro algea id

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  1. Eben

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    Please id this? Good or bad?

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  3. MistaOrange

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    Botryocladia.sp (red grape) it's a type of kelp & it's good...
     
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    wow that macro Algea looks very nice indeed when you trimm it or toss it please keep me in mind will pay $ for it
     
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    does it also eat large amounts of calcium
     
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    No problem, as soon as I prune i will give you some :thumbup:
     
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    Most macro chows calcium and magnesium.
     
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    Nice macro btw.
     
  9. Eben

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    Thanx @MistaOrange. Will weekly water changes be enough to keep calcium levels in check? I have mostly softies and a montipora digitata frag at the moment. The digi and the red grape were only added recently, so i have noy yet payed much attention to calcium cheching.
     
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    don't forget red macro also chows Iodine.

    It is a nice algae, but very seasonal and I found that once a year those bubble came off and got caught in my pumps. was a pain. ps herbivores will love that stuff
     
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    sweet thanks bud will give you a frag of something be it monti , xenia, cabbage coral got some awsome zoa frags too.. where you stay @
     
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    Thanx alot, we can make a plan. I am in Durbanville, CPT :thumbup:
     
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    Headsup. One looks nice but when it starts to spread it gets into epidemic proportions and even sticks onto corals and is hard to remove.
     
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    take it from me . THIS IS ACCURATE ...

    SAW IT GET OUT OF HAND IN MY DISPLAY TANK IN NO TIME AT ALL ...
    My opinion is that it belongs in the sump or in the trash and I say this based purely on my own experience with macro in a DT ...

    but if you like it then just keep a close eye on it
     
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    Having said this ... it really is quite pretty hey
     
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    Thanx for all the comments. I realy like the colour and texture it adds. I will however keep a close eye on it. :)
     
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