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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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 Assorted Red Algae Plant

Assorted Red Algae Plant

Description: Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, Assorted Red saltwater 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!
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Minimum 2 watts per gallon.
Waterflow:Low to Moderate flow. In 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
Approximate Size:Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

$29.99 Small
$44.99 Medium
$69.99 Large

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 Assorted Green Algae Plant

Assorted Green Algae Plant

Description: Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, Assorted Green saltwater 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!
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Minimum 2 watts per gallon.
Waterflow:Low to Moderate flow. In 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
Approximate Size:Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

$29.99 Small
$44.99 Medium
$69.99 Large

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Red Mangrove Propagules
Rhizophora mangle
Red Mangrove Propagules

Description: Our Aquacultured Red Mangrove propagules will grow into an amazing aquarium display. Red mangroves are very popular for their display and for their algae-scrubbing ability in removing excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium. In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. These Mangrove Propagules have been grown in saltwater therefore no acclimation is necessary!
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements:Moderate lighting with a spectrum between 6500 to 13K, 13 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: 6" to 9"

$9.99 Qty 1 ($9.99 ea)
$26.99 Qty 3 ($8.99 ea)
$79.99 Qty 10 ($7.99 ea)

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 Maidens Hair Plant

Maidens Hair Plant

Description: Maidens Hair is also called Turtle Grass. It is a green filamentous marine plant whose appearance is similar to thin tufts of hair. There lies the name Maidens hair. Your tangs and other fish will leave this plant alone because they don't find it palatable. These plants are a wonderful breeding ground for beneficial crustaceans like amphipods and copepods.
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Minimum 2 watts per gallon.
Waterflow:Moderate flow. In 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
Approximate Size:Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

$29.99 Small
$44.99 Medium
$69.99 Large

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 Mermaids Fan
Udotea Flabellum

Mermaids Fan Plant

Description: The Mermaid's Fan plant, a green calcareous algae found throughout the Atlantic Oceans in the Caribbean. It is used as a decorative plant in the marine reef aquarium and also in refugiums. These plants grow out of the substrate and form beautiful Fan Shaped leaves. They are calcareous algae that deposit limestone (calcium carbonate) in their tissues. Most herbivorous fish and invertebrates do not find the Mermaid plant palatable.
Difficulty to Grow:Moderate
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: Will do best in moderate to high lighting.
Waterflow:Low to Moderate flow. In 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:To do well requires a sufficient level of calcium in the water, Trace Elements
Approximate Size:2" to 4"

$7.99 Qty 1 ($7.99 ea)
$19.99 Qty 3 ($6.67 ea)

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Mixed Color Gracilaria
Gracilaria parvispora
Mixed Color Gracilaria
Description: Mixed Gracilaria is more than just a pretty plant. The ease with which it's kept and capacity for high nutrient uptake make it an excellent macroalgae.
Difficulty to Grow:Moderate
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: 60 watt or higher 5,000K or higher spectrum, Min. 8 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium, 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

$15.991/4 pound
$31.991/2 pound
$63.99 1 pound

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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.