Blue Hypnea Algae| Hypnea pannosa Macroalgae|
  Blue Hypnea Algae, Hypnea pannosa Aquacultured
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Blue Hypnea Algae, Hypnea pannosa

Picture of Aquacultured Blue Hypnea Algae, Hypnea pannosa

Our Clean Macroalgae is aquacultured in large vats not connected to any fish system to avoid possible parasite or bacteria contamination. You can place our macroalgae directly in your tank without worry.

Description: Aquacultured Blue Hypnea grows in very dense, matted clumps that loosely anchor to coarse substrates. A bright blue/green coloration with iridescent qualities. Most fish and invertebrates will leave this species alone. Hypnea pannosa algae is an excellent way to lower nitrates and phosphates in the aquarium. By placing in the tank, sump or refugium, the macroalgae absorbs phosphates and nitrates from the water. By removing portions of the algae from the tank, it is effectively lowering the excess nutrients in the saltwater the Blue Hypnea absorbed while growing.

If you are not using algae to eliminate high nutrient levels of nitrates, phosphates and other toxins you are missing out. Simply put all these nutrients, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and phosphates are used by your algae as a fertilizer to grow and once removed from the water the levels of the toxins goes way down. In fact in many fish only aquariums, keeping algae will allow the aquarist to almost eliminate the need for water changes altogether.

Difficulty to Grow:Moderate

Reef Safe:Yes

Lighting Requirements:Provide strong light 100 to 200 watts to thrive. It is important to promote a good growth rate, as the harvested Hypnea algae is what removes the nutrients from the aquarium ecosystem. Faster algae growth will allow for more frequent harvesting, which will in turn increase the filtration benefit of the algae.

Waterflow:While Hypnea pannosa is easy to grow in most conditions, it will be much more efficient at nutrient export if provided ideal conditions. Ideally it should be grown in the aquarium, sump or refugium where it will have low water currents and can be provided strong light.

Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026

Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron

Care Info.. Float the unopened bag of your macroalgae in the aquarium for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the temperatures to equalize. Then place the algae in your tank, sump, or refugium. Trim back your algae periodically to directly remove the absorbed toxins from your water.

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Photos are representative of each species. All marine life will be unique and variations should be expected, color and sizes may vary.
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