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Saltwater Plants and Macroalgae

The best secret weapon aquarist's have discovered is the strategic use of Saltwater Macroalgae, and Saltwater Plants! There are many reasons Saltwater Plants and Macroalgae belong in marine aquariums. The most common use is as a natural food source for all herbivorous fish. When fed to marine life the nutritional benefits of algae have proven to be many. Both Macroalgae and Plant life have proven to be an immune system stimulator, a natural defense against illnesses such as Head and Lateral Line Eroshion (HLLE) that can appear on both Angelfish and Surgeon Fish,(Tangs). Beta-carotine is another benefit. It is a immune system stimulator against many ailments including ich.

Macro algae filters nutrients from your tank, competing with nuisance algae and benefits overall water quality. Used in the display aquarium, in the refugium, algae scrubber, or in the sump the process neutralizes toxins, lowers excess nutrients, including ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. Plant and algae go through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is when marine plant and macroalgae take in carbon dioxide and release into the water Oxygen. Providing the seawater with a natural pH buffer, along with releasing natural chemicals beneficial to the fishes skin, intestines, and gills. Macroalgae provides saltwater aquarium fish the cover they look for in nature, and increases their quality of life.

The addition of plant and macroalgae increases the availability of microscopic fauna, such as Copepod's and Amphipods. Both popular food for reef fish and seahorses that depend on macro algae and sea grasses for their survivability. With all these benefits its important for every marine aquarium to include saltwater plants and macroalgae. Its a simple yet important advantage in keeping a healthy saltwater aquarium, no marine ecosystem is complete without it. The final element is the placement of the saltwater plants and algae. Placement impacts both the growth and nutrient export. Some do best tumbling around in the sump, refugium or algae scrubber. Others planted in the substrate and some do best secured in live rock crevices. In closing Macroalgae and Saltwater Plants are relatively easy to keep. We hope to have taught you the huge advantages of macro algae and plants in the marine aquarium system.

Special Note: To avoid possible parasite contamination all macroalgae is aquacultured in large vats that are not connected to any system containing saltwater fish.

Best Placement of MacroAlgae's & Plants

Best Placement for MacroAlgae's & Plants

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 Green Grape Caulerpa
Caulerpa racemosa
Grape Caulerpa Macroalgae,Caulerpa racemosa

Description: Caulerpa racemosa grows well in a display tank or refugium. It has a distinctive look you can quickly recognize and some refer to it as Grape Caulerpa.
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: 60 watt or higher normal bulbs do better than aquarium specturm lighting
Waterflow:Medium to High, can be set in aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
Note:***Due to California state regulations, we do not ship Caulerpa to the state of California.

$19.99 1/4 pound
$39.99 1/2 pound
$79.99 1 pound

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 Aquacultured Blue Hypnea
Hypnea pannosa
Blue Hypnea, Hypnea pannosa

Description: Aquacultured ORA, 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.
Difficulty to Grow:Moderate
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Strong full spectrum lighting for optimum coloration and growth, Min. 8 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium to High can be set in aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
Note: This algae is sold in a dense mat

$29.99 approx. 20 grams
$44.99 approx. 30 grams
$79.99 approx. 50 grams

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Caulerpa Prolifera
Caulerpa Prolifera
Caulerpa Prolifera Algae

Description: Caulerpa prolifera is a type of caulerpa algae. The blades contain chlorophyll for photosynthesis. It grows rapidly and is reef safe.
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements:60 watt or higher normal bulbs do better than aquarium specturm lighting, 8 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium flow, Display aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
Note:***Due to California state regulations, we do not ship Caulerpa to the state of California.

$19.99 1/4 pound
$39.99 1/2 pound
$79.99 1 pound

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 Green Finger Plant, Codium
Codium decorticatum
Green Finger Algae Plant, Codium

Description: Codium is refered to as either Green Finger Algae Plant or Dead Mans Finger Algae Plant. It easily adds a beautiful waving appearance in a saltwater aquarium when a current is flowing against it. Easily can be attached to live rock or shells with super glue. Another nice benefit is that one of the few plants most herbivorous fish do not find paletable.
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Does not have strong lighting needs, 1 watt per gallon.
Waterflow:Best moderate to high after it has been secured in place. Set in aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron
Approximate Size: 2" to 4"

$19.99 Qty 1 ($19.99 ea)
$47.99 Qty 3 ($15.99 ea)
$111.99 Qty 8 ($13.99 ea)

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 Halimeda, Cactus Algae Plant
Halimeda
Halimeda, Cactus Algae Plant

Description: Halimeda is a beautiful plant excellent for planting in the sand or gluing to a rock. Halimeda is a hardy algae plant however it is not one that many fish will enjoy nibbling on and for that reason will maintain its appearance nicely in the tank provided its needs for calcium and light are maintained.
Difficulty to Grow:Moderate
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Does not have strong lighting needs, 1 watt per gallon. Min. 8 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium to High can be set in aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Halimeda deposits calcium carbonate in its tissue. It requires a sufficient calcium level in the aquarium in order to thrive. Also Magnesium & Trace Elements.
Approximate Size: 2-1/2" to 4"

$14.99 Qty 1 ($14.99 ea)
$41.25 Qty 3 ($13.75 ea)
$99.99 Qty 8 ($12.50 ea)

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Shaving Hair Brush Plant
Penicillus sp.
Shaving Hair Brush Plant

Description: The Shaving Brush Plant also known as the Painter's Brush Plant grows in shallow water in the sand. It has a central stalk with many long thin green brushlike leaves, which gives it the appearance of a shaving brush or paint brush. Excellent at helping control excess nutrients in almost any marine or reef aquarium, plant in your substrate in a well-lit location in either your aquarium or refugium.
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements:Moderate to high lighting should be provided, 8 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium to High flow, Display aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Trace Elements, Iron
Approximate Size: 3" to 5"

$10.99 Qty 1 ($10.99 ea)
$29.99 Qty 3 ($9.99 ea)
$71.99 Qty 8 ($8.99 ea)

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PLEASE NOTE: We go to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from our Macro Algae. However, we do not guarantee that this item is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc can remain viable but not visible, despite our strict quarantine procedure. As a result, we always recommend that you properly quarantine anything new that you are adding to your tank. Photos are representative of each species. Copyright ©2018 All rights reserved.
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