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>We tried transplanting it to rocks at
>UCSB. Never worked.
Me too! Never worked for me, either---LOL.
>That's a cool water species and too long
>IMO for an aquarium unless it's a big
Yeah, that's why I went over to a tropical marine. I couldn't keep the
tank cool enough in the summer, even out here by the beach in San
>the CA species likes to be attached to surf
Yes, I noticed that. There's a great big patch of it growing down by
the cliff at Pacifica state beach. When I saw the pounding it takes
from the surf, I realized I could never duplicate that in a 20 gal.
tank---ha ha ha.
>Water changes really improves growth.
Yes, that's what I do. About ½ each week. I moved the DSB and live
rocks to a 6 gal eclipse, retrofitted with a 2X13 W light kit from AHS.
Since there's no skimmer, I use a small bag of chemi-pure in the sump.
There's not much in there right now besides the plants and LR, because
I'm always short of that "other" green stuff <G>.