Macroalgae question

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by itsacrispy, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. itsacrispy

    itsacrispy Supporting Member

    Hi all,

    Do macroalgae in saltwater tanks perform similar biological filtration as plants in freshwater tank? Basically, do they suck up nutrients and metals. I'm wondering if they will help to outcompete nuisance algae.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  3. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Yes. Many reefers run fuges with chaeto or other macro algae. A few plant it as well.
     
  4. itsacrispy

    itsacrispy Supporting Member

    Thanks all. I guess the next question is, where can I find macroalgae for sale? Is this something that's even sold?
     
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Many of the members on here give it away to other supporting members.
     
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