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Anyone keeping plants or algae in their display tanks? I am interested in which types, and your experience.


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Ratvan seems to be keeping all sorts in his tank might be worth asking him,
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Oi Ratvan ,wakes wakey ,
Hands of cocks and on with socks as they say,what you reckon to this question I'm sure you got something to add as this is you're territory really,
I can here the cogs turning,and the sound of thunder,that means he's awake and fell out of bed ,sure he'll be here soon,
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Oh!


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Oops , what happened there then ?
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Placed my new algae’s in this week... chalk goby dug up the ones in the sand bed, urchin yanked the ones off the rocks to wear as a toupe lol


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@Ratvan

What is the best way to secure algae so the inhabitants don’t yank it all up?


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@Ratvan

What is the best way to secure algae so the inhabitants don’t yank it all up?


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Depends on the type, if they have a rhizome like Caulerpa then wedge that into a crevice or under a rock. If it's a matt like blue Octodes then super glue it somewhere

Greens take full light, reds need some shade

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Well got half a Macro Delivery just now so that worked out well. Ordered
  • Halimeda Opuntia (Bright green Cactus Macro Algae)
  • Gracillaria Mammarilis (Plating Red Macro Algae - Hungry for Alk, Cal, Mag)


wasn't so much placed as let the flow choose where the algae would end, I then pushed the Holdfast of the Halimeda under a small rock to keep it in place, this should then holdfast onto the rockwork so I can move around the tank/frag as required


These are supposed to be relatively fast growers so i look forwards to sending out trimmings, especially since postage is a Jiffy Bag in an envelope.


I still have another 4 types to arrive today or tomorrow

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They look incredible!
Thank you I’ll try again.... they seem to be growing well on the back of my tuxedo urchin so far.


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They look incredible!
Thank you I’ll try again.... they seem to be growing well on the back of my tuxedo urchin so far.


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Hopefully the CuC will have taken care of the orange bits on the red (dead from shipping) and the green had mostly coloured back up. They were cold to be fair.

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Ok so order from Livealgae arrived this morning £15.00 "Starter Set"


All plopped in tank, with holdfast under sandbed with rock holding in place, except Codium. i leave that free flowing around the tank. It tends to fuzz over in the first couple of weeks


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Excellent post Ratvan! I’m looking forward to seeing your results. My first macro algae were annihilated by my livestock. So trying again using your tips. So many thanks!


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Are they still growing on the Tuxedo?

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Very well


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