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Halimeda Informational Video

January 10th, 2010 · No Comments

A nice video presentation from a Hawaiian scientist on Halimeda.  I found this video on Youtube and the presenter gives a very insightful view on Hawaiian Halimeda, its life cycle and general ecology.  Worth the watch if you are interested in keeping this certain macro-algae.

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December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

 Halimeda which is sometimes referred to as the cactus algae is generally an accepted macro algae for reef aquariums. While this type of slow growing aquatic plant is often sought after for its growth rate, ease of pruning and aesthetic looks it also serves as a nutrient export for the reef aquarium.
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Codium Fragile

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

  The Algae Codium Fragile as pictured above and below is a species of algae that we sometimes come across in our marine reef tanks.  There are other names for this type of algae such as dead man’s hands or dead man’s fingers.  This is a slow growing algae in my reef tank and it […]

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How to take Care of Star Polyps

September 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

   One of the most easiest corals to grow and take care of in a saltwater reef aquarium is the green or brown star polyps or if you want to get scientific, Pachyclavularia (genus).  These corals are considered a beginners coral, they can be very forgiving when it comes to poor water quality.  The […]

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The Macro Algae Chaetomorpha

August 8th, 2008 · 8 Comments

   The macro algae Chaetomorpha has become a reefers best friend in the last few years, beating out Caulerpa as the macro algae of choice.  Chaetomorpha is generally placed in a refugium that is connected to a saltwater reef tank where It is usually balled up.  This macro algae has many benefits to a reefkeeper but generally its […]

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