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Marine planted aquascapes
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Marine planted aquascapes
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 20:14:51 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200212040013.gB40D7Lv026093 at otter_actwin.com>
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Adding Caulerpa(there are many species and textures to choose from) and
Halimeda to live rock as a background would make a nice easy to care for
A Caulerpa like C verticillata is very fine and suited for smaller tanks.
The size, color and shape of blades is enormous.
Really nice plants for a mid ground: are Udotea and Penicillus ,
Rocks covered with Neomeris, Acetabuleria (These would look super as a
foreground) for the foreground.
Microdictyon looks like a nice green moss/Riccia.
Many species can be trimmed well.
Now consider all the crabs, sea hares, fish, hydroids etc.
BTW culturing your own phytoplankton is not bad, it's growing algae.
An inverted 2 liter plastic bottle near a winder and an airstone will do the
I'd like to see how well the marine algae tank would respond to various
dosings of nutrients.
Heck, now I have added even more tanks to an already endless number that "I