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Saltwater Plants and Macroalgae

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 marine aquarium fish. When fed to marine fish the nutritional benefits of algae have proven to be many. Algae plants 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 from the helpful foods. This time we have an immune system stimulator against many ailments including ich.

Macroalgae and saltwater plants refresh the saltwater as well. Having algae plants placed in the aquarium itself, in a refugium, an algae scrubber, or in the sump, freshens up the saltwater. The process neutralizes toxins in the water, lowers excess nutrients levels, such as ammonia, nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. Marine plants and macroalgae itself go through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is when marine plants and macroalgae take in carbon dioxide and release into the water Oxygen. All this chemistry going on provides the seawater with a natural pH buffer, along with a release of natural chemicals beneficial to the fishes skin, intestines, and gills.

A final benefit to the marine aquarium comes from the increased availability of microscopic fauna, such as copepod's and tiny shrimp. All food for popular reef fish. With all these benefits we beleive every marine aquarium should include saltwater plants and macro algae. Its a simple yet important advantage in keeping a healthy saltwater aquarium.

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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Ulva, Lettuce Algae
Ulva lactuca
Ulva Lactuca, Macroalgae also called Sea Lettuce

Description: Ulva Lactuca, also called Sea Lettuce is found in the shallows of rocky areas around reefs. An easily cared for green macroalgae, Ulva can survive extended periods of darkness.
Difficulty to Grow:Moderate
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements:3 watts per gallon or more, 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

$15.99 1/4 pound
$31.99 1/2 pound
$63.99 1 pound

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 Red Gracilaria
Gracilaria parvispora
Red Gracilaria Algae

Description: Red 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

$15.99 1/4 pound
$31.99 1/2 pound
$63.99 1 pound

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All the Macroalgae + Live Pods Needed
Refugium Starter Package

Refugium Starter Package
Create a successful refugium with our Refugium Starter Package.

Includes 4 macroalgae and 2 Live Food Sources:
  • Chaetomorpha
  • Gracilaria
  • Ulva Lactaca
  • Caulerpa
  • Tisbe Copepods Starter Culture
  • Amphipod Starter Culture
  • For best growth: LED Grow Light, 35 watts to 60 watt. Full Spectrum and colors for Hydroponics,(Plants, Vegetables, Herbs). Experience has shown best results come with the refugium light on 24/7.

$59.99

NOTE: Sometimes an algae may be unavailable, so a different beneficial macroalgae will be substituted.
 Green Gracilaria
Gracilaria tikvahiae
Green Gracilaria Algae

Description: Green Gracilaria adds nice color and a healthy live food for herbivorous fish to any saltwater aquarium system. Easy to keep, large capacity for 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

$15.99 1/4 pound
$31.99 1/2 pound
$63.99 1 pound

Quantity :
 Pom Pom Gracilaria
Gracilaria hayi
Pom Pom Gracilaria Algae

Description: Uniquely shaped macroalgae grows in spherical clumps. A great element to add to medium to high flow refugiums, algae reactors and inventive displays. Great as a natural fish food and for absorbing excess nutrients.
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 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

$20.99 1/4 pound
$41.99 1/2 pound
$83.99 1 pound

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Chaetomorpha
Chaetomorpha linum Chaetomorpha, Spaghetti Algae

Description: Chaetomorpha is sometimes called Chaeto or Spaghetti Algae. No macroalgae we keep is easier to care for then chaeto. Mostly used as a refugium / algae scrubber algae, excellent for nutrient export. Most fish do not find Chaetomorpha palatable.
Difficulty to Grow:Easiest macroalgae to keep
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: use (2 watts minimum to 4 watts preferred) per gallon of full spectrum light, 14 hour photo period recommended
Waterflow:Medium flow, 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

$12.99Golf Ball: Approx. 28 grams
$24.99Tennis Ball: Approx. 57 grams
$47.99 Soft Ball: Approx. 114 grams

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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.