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Green Algae Plant, (Assorted)

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Description: Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, our Assorted Green Algae Plants have become quite popular for use as algae-scrubbing filters to remove excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium. In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. That's why they are so popular in the marine aquarium system!

Marine hobbyists have found our Assorted Green Algae Plants to be both an excellent chemical filtration tool and an attractive aquarium decoration. Whether used in the display aquarium or refugium, algae plants are excellent at removing excess nutrients from the saltwater aquarium. Unlike many other forms of macroalgae, this species both looks attractive when rooted in the aquarium substrate.

Moderate to high lighting should be provided, along with plenty of indirect water flow. The addition of trace elements via water changes and iron supplementation should be provided for good long term health. Overall this is an excellent plant species for all levels of marine aquarium hobbyists and for both FOWLR and reef aquarium environments.

Difficulty to Grow:Easy

Reef Safe:Yes

Lighting Requirements:Provide 100 to 150 watts of 5100K to 6700K floodlight lighting or equivalent fluorescent lighting to thrive. It is important to promote a good growth rate, as the harvested plants are what removes the nutrients from the aquarium ecosystem. Faster plant growth will allow for more frequent harvesting, which will in turn increase the filtration benefit of the Saltwater Plants.

Waterflow:While our Assorted Green Algae Plants, are 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 moderate water currents provided with strong light.

Water Parameters:72-82° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026

Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron

Care Info.. Float the unopened saltwater plant bag in the aquarium for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow the temperatures to equalize. Then place in your tank, sump, or refugium. Trim back your plants 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.
*Guarantee Restriction: All of our livestock are guaranteed. However for one or more of these species, they may be marked with a guarantee restriction. If it does, it means the specific animal may not handle stress from environmental conditions well. These stresses can include poor water quality, harassment from tank mates or confined aquarium conditions. When stressed, these species can lose the ability to ward off infection and disease. Other species may be listed as Restricted because they have such specialized feeding requirements that is difficult recreate in a aquarium and may succumb to malnutrition.