Suitable local macroalgae for refuge?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by brentch, 31 Oct 2012.

  1. brentch

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    Heyo reefers,

    I have had my DSB/refuge tank going for about 2 months now, and I am wanting to plant some macroalgae in it... My DSB has a 5cm bottom layer of silica sand, with about a 6-8cm layer of Caribsea Mineral Mud and fine aragonite, and a top 3-4cm layer of fine aragonite.

    Does anyone know of any local (KZN) species that would grow well in my DSB/fuge?

    Also, if anyone has some Caulerpa I'm looking for some.....

    Cool,
    Brent
     
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    Most of the better local shallow water/rockpool species need a ton of light. I've only recently managed to grow some species after getting LEDs. They weren't surviving under T5. If you can get species from 10m+ then you've got a lot of options.

    I've got some Caulerpa for you.
     
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    Okay, well that limits me then... I have 4 X 20w energy savers over an area of 25cm x 50cm, so that really isn't that much.

    Could I pay you a visit sometime then, to get some Caulerpa?
     
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    Sure no probs. Got two species of Caulerpa and some Halimeda if you want some for your display.
     
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    Awesome! If you could PM me your details and a time when you are available, that would be great!
     
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