There are many marine plant in the sea , several species are decorative and useful as food and filtration for marine aquarium
Chaetomorpha Algae, also known as Spaghetti Algae or Green Hair Algae, is an excellent macro algae for refugiums.
Chaetomorpha Algae removes both phosphates and nitrates from the water. It is fast growing and is a very hardy algae.
help control the nutrient load of a large reef tank.
grape-like, some are fern-like, etc.
Caulerpa, like other types of algae, can also help maintain good water quality, as it extracts a number of unwanted nutrients from the
water and assimilates them into its tissues as it grows.
It also a delicious and nutritional food for Tang fish and rabbit fishes and algae eating fishes ! Good Starter food for Herbivores fishes .
Caulerpa Disc plant
Caulepa Grape Plant
Red Bamboo Marine Macro Algae (Roughly 8cm, but can vary) Care level: Beginner / Experienced
Lighting Requirements: Low to high Growth: Slow Nutrient uptake: Low Attachment: Slow,
use adhesive (Cyanoacrylate) Red Bamboo algae, Solieria sp. is a popular but hard to find red macro algae.
It grows in long stick like stems and will branch at regular intervals, splitting into multiple additional stems.
Solieria sp. is easy to grow and doesn’t require too bright light or much nutrient feeding, but will appreciate it.
It attaches to rock using a tiny but strong hold fast. It is slow growing and can be overwhelmed by faster growing
algae like caulerpa, so will need to be “weeded” of pests if other algae are present. Grown in a fish less system so
no need to worry about parasites etc. Some good hitchikers such as copepods, amphipods, brittle starfish etc
can come with the algae as they are a natural part of the marine ecosystem and cannot be avoided.
If you do not want hitchhikers into your main aquarium, quarantine of the algae is recommended
.Red Bamboo is a hardy and pretty marine plant that add colour and stand nicely up from a natural live rock base .
it is both easy to keep even at elevated temperature and need only moderate light and wave to thrive .
It is also a favourite food for feeding tang fishes and Angel fishes .
Water parameters need to be maintained well for Long Term Success :
DKH : 8-12 ; Magnesium : 1200-1400 , Calcium : 400-450 ppm and Trace elements .
You can use REEFMAX Additive ABCDEF to meet all above.
And Reefmax Amophos , Carbon , Super Bacteria and Chaeto to take care below:
Nitrate 0-50 ppm ; Ammonia : Non detectable ; PO4 < 0.1 ppm
Maintaining good water purity and mineral levels will enhance growth and expansion.
Salinity : 1.023 – 25 and Temperature : 25 – 28 degC .