What algae do we get(nice looking algae)

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    i have been looking at international forums and have this idee about a long tank with eel grass in and a pipe fish or two, as my next project,

    what algae do we get that at least looks nice, i know we have caulapra, chaeto, etc but what else?

    regards Johan
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    Its more tricky to get different types but there are. There is also Red Gracilaria Algae. Its hard to get but its a nice food source and looks different. I have some but its really too small to cut any. Just got it as a hitch hiker
     
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    Bryan at jungle aquatics had a macro algae that looked like long grass. Think that would be nice for what you want. Maybe ask him if he can get more
     
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    In the rockpools at KZN there are a few amazing colors and morphs of algae, problem is getting it to you and I've never had macro traveling well.
     
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    I have a fair number of interesting macros, all growing reasonably well.

    1. Big leafed Halimeda sp. and some less successful/slower small ones
    2. Caulerpa racemosa-type, big and small "grapes" and also "string of grapes"
    3. Caulerpa sertularoides
    4. Chaetomorpha linum
    5. Acanthophora spicifera
    6. "Goldilocks" pot scourer shaped red algae
    7. Caulerpa brachypus (mini prolifera)

    Here's a bunch I sent to someone recently:
    macroalgae.jpg

    Are you 100% sure it's a Gracilaria? I'm very keen to get some.
     
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    Thats some amazing algae you have there! Im not 100% sure, when I search there are so many different pics. Im gonna let it grow more then upload some pics :) .. There looks to be 2 different red macro algae's growing on the rock
     
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    Looks like part of a Sunday Lunch :p

     
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    that is awesome
     

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