Sea Grass and Other Algaes

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Where can i get sea grass and other good algaes?
    can i get them locally?
     
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    The problem with them is they don't seem to last long in our tank and you must also get them with all the roots.
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool, i am trying to get a sea grass tank to start, it will be connected to my 1mx1m dsb, so i think after a month or so of running i can add them
     
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    I've tried the green grass type algae we get all around EL, cant say if it would survive or not as my hermits devoured it within a day...maybe its some hermit crab delicacy?? I have had the red almost lettucey type in my tank for about 2 weeks now and its still alive, hasnt died back or grown either so still waiting on that one.

    I've been looking for a suitable macro algae for herbivorous fish thats not as risky as caulerpa.
     
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    Just make sure you do your homework on the different types of algaes as some of them can be noxious, become a pest in your tank, release build up chemicals etc. Also, algae needs to be acclimated the same as fish as they can die because of sudden salinity and temp changes - don't forget that ;)
     
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    yip :) thats why i come here, get all the info i can :)
     
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