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Re: [APD] Marine Plants Rock

Ok now we REALLY need to get a macroalgae trade going.
I think this concept has interested me since I saw
blueish purplish iridescence growing on some
macroalgaes about 40 ft down by catalina and thinking
what the hell is growing on that? we know just so
little about plant diseases or macroalgaes at all for
that matter! i'd like to get some of the diverse
species growing in hawaii. apparently you can take
them back with you without export problems. 

--- Chad Sutton <chadsutton at tampabay_rr.com> wrote:
> I am fascinated by this!!!  And I wish to give it a
> try with a new tank
> sometime next year.  Do you have any publications or
> notes on how to begin
> this process concerning tanks, filters, lighting,
> etc?  I've just recently
> moved to the Tampa-St.Pete area so I'm not real far
> away from the Key Largo
> area (a long drive but can be done in a day).  I
> really want to give this a
> try.
> CS
> From: Thomas  Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: [APD] Marine algae balls and turfs
> rs=1
> There is a Chaetomopha ball about baseball size in
> the tank I found recently
> in about 3 meters of water. There were thousands of
> them being "rolled" by
> the surf above.
> You can see how these balls are formed(the same as
> the FW algae balls) but
> without going to Japan.
> Cladophoropsis makes nice low lying turf like Riccia
> somewhat and Batophora
> can make nice accents(but is pesky due to being such
> a weed).
> The Caulerpa's in this tank are the more uncommon
> ones.
> George B. likes Red plants huh?
> Plenty of nice reds to choose from here.
> I may add some blood and/or clown shrimp(compare
> these to amano and
> Cherry/Crystal Shrimps and I think the fish in
> Marine systems are impossible
> to beat.
> Regards,
> Tom Barr
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