Cactus Algae (Halimeda)

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  1. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    This is a very interesting macro algae that actually builds a calcium carbonate skeleton. Its bright green color and unique shape make for a lovely decorative plant, though it's not the best choice for nutrient export. It's heavier than water and will root in the gravel.

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    One word of warning: it sucks down a lot of calcium and alkalinity. Make sure you keep it pruned or supplement accordingly.

    (goby not included.)
     
  2. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Nobody? I'm dumping a bunch of this in the trash if there are no takers...
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    What kinda fish is that pixi?
     
  4. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    It's a green banded goby. I love those little guys. :)
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    [quote author=pixelpixi link=topic=4770.msg58343#msg58343 date=1223670740]
    Nobody? I'm dumping a bunch of this in the trash if there are no takers...

    [/quote]
    put it in a little container and let it die out and dry... you can crush it up into sand :D
     
  6. chem-e

    chem-e Guest

    [quote author=sfsuphysics link=topic=4770.msg58391#msg58391 date=1223676459]

    put it in a little container and let it die out and dry... you can crush it up into sand :D

    [/quote]

    I've never done this before. I usually just throw it away. Anyways, sorry to hijack your thread.
     
  7. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    I used to have some growing on live rock, but one of my critters ate it. If you still have some, I'll give it a go. I'll put it in a soft coral tank where calcium is not as critical. I think it is pretty. :)
     
  8. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Any of this around
     

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