Looking for macro algae’s

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by Rostato, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Looking for something other than chaeto to try. I can’t seem to keep chaeto alive.

    Let me know what you’ve got.
     
  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    I’ve got some caulerpa, red Macro, and some other stuffs


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  3. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Nice. I’d like a bit of all to try. Ill text for availability


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  4. JVU

    JVU BOD

    Caulerpa species are illegal in California because they are potentially invasive for our waters. I’m not normally a stickler for every obscure law, but this one is there to protect our coastal habitat, which is important to all of us, and protection of marine habitats is at the core of BAR.

    "No person shall sell, possess, import, transport,
    transfer, release alive in the state, or give away without
    consideration the salt water algae of the Caulerpa species:
    taxifolia, cupressoides, mexicana, sertulariodes, floridana,
    ashmeadii, racemosa, verticillata, and scapelliformis."

    ftp://bsalhc.ca.gov/pub/01-02/bill/asm/ab_1301-1350/ab_1334_bill_20010925_chaptered.html
     
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  5. Zero Gravitas

    Zero Gravitas Supporting Member

    Not all caulerpa is banned in California, it’s just some types, as you seem to know...


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  6. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    I did a quick google search since you seem confused.

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  7. JVU

    JVU BOD

    The most common species in our refugium is racemosa, which is illegal. The other common types are too. My point in copying that portion of the law was to avoid the conversation that not all types are illegal and therefore maybe the kind someone has is ok, since all the types that we would use are listed there as illegal.

    There are lots of great options for refugium macroalgae that are perfectly fine for nutrient control or even ornamental, that don’t put our local ecosystem at risk.
     
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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    And we probably don’t want to be admitting to having illegal stuff online for those that have illegal stuff...
     
  9. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I think your all perfectly within your rights to object to keeping this type of macro algae.

    I’m sure ash will discard it now knowing that it’s illegal.
     
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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Yes, back to chaeto


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  11. Zero Gravitas

    Zero Gravitas Supporting Member

    Fair enough, my only point was that the type of caulerpa was not mentioned, nor what it’s likely utility would be. There are some ornamental types that are not banned. In retrospect perhaps I should’ve stayed out of the conversation.


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  12. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I don’t think so. I didn’t know it was illegal. So it’s a good thing you did.
     
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Quite a few pond plants are illegal for similar reasons in California, always get a kick at seeing them at the state fair in the pond area :D

    That said I thought caulerpa prolifera was ok in CA, it's the one that looks very similar to sea grass.
     
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    No reason not to discuss the topic.
     
  15. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    If you are tossing it please compost, not down the drain.
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    I will make salad


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  17. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Guest

    I've always freeze culpera before tossing it.... I mean, allegedly.
     
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  18. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Best method, put into my tank. All macro dies in my tank!


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  19. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Maybe DFW or the correct agency can pay a visit to my MIL's very old clownfish tank and eradicate the vile weed. Every once in awhile a sprig appears in the DT or fuge.
    Serious problem, I know. I saw a horrible video about invasive species awhile back that showed coastal waters in SoCal completely inundated with Caulerpa. Looked like water hyacinth in the Delta.
     

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