Dog Ear Macro algae

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  1. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Its time to trim back the fuge. I can make 6-8 quart size baggies of this unique macro algae. I originally got it from Shu Tin and grows well over a 5,500k-6,500k fuge bulb.

    I'm in Millbrae.

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  2. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Interesting looking algae!
     
  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    J
    How is it supposed to grow if the algae is "over" light? :)
    Is that codium?
     
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  4. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    That sure looks like the codium I have in my tanks. I personally prefer it to chaeto as it doesn't get into pumps but it is not as aggressive a grower.
     
  5. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Is this better than cheato?
     
  6. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    That would be a matter of opinion. Chaeto is great for nutrient export because it grows really fast. I find though that it has a tendency to fragment and get in my pumps necessitating additional cleaning. I also think codium looks acceptable in a tank whereas chaeto is just a weed. Codium is just as easy to control as chaeto and won't become a nuisance.
     
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  7. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    Stupid Q: Can Cheato and Codium be mixed together in a refugium?
     
  8. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Yes, I have had codium, chaeto, dragons breath and kelp in my sump with a CF plant light for about a year.
     
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  9. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Good one E I think it is codium upon further investigation.
     
  10. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Mike...can you spare any dragon's breath?
     
  11. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Yes, since I got it from you I certainly wouldn't have a problem returning the favour!
     
  12. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Mike
    I might need some dragons breath too
    (If I don't already have)
     
  13. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Cool.....thanks!
     
  14. Does anyone have any trimmings they want to send off to a good home? I'm in need of a reset on my fuge

    Justin (San Francisco),
    sent from tapatalk
     
  15. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I tossed most of the dog ear, but can make a baggie size amount. I also have a boat load amount of cheato.
     
  16. Both would be appreciated. Are you going to the election meeting on Saturday?

    Justin (San Francisco),
    sent from tapatalk
     
  17. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Nope...not going to the meeting. Pm for a time to pick-up.
     
  18. Thanks for the trimmings! My fuge is now flourishing

    Justin (San Francisco),
    sent from tapatalk
     
  19. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    You're welcome.
     
  20. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I'd be interested in some of this, always happy to add additional macro algae diversity to our refugium. Will you be at the Feb meeting or should I arrange a pickup?
     

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