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Old 12/02/2007, 10:33 PM
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suggestions for macro algae

I have a 150 gallon FOWLR ( with a few mushrooms)with a 384 watt power compact. I looking to add some color to the tank, I was wondering what kind of macro algae can I put in there. I do have a few tangs in there and I'm worried that they will eat it. I looking for a variety of colors.

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Old 12/03/2007, 12:55 PM
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red kelp grow it in your sump and once in a while put it in your main tank
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Old 12/03/2007, 01:13 PM
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thank you for your response. actually, I'm looking to add color to my main display.
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Old 12/03/2007, 03:04 PM
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well, you have tangs, so practically anything decorative that also removes nitrates will be eaten up pretty quickly.

you can try the calcerous macros: halimeda is a good candidate and most tangs/surgeon fish will leave it alone.
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Old 12/03/2007, 10:13 PM
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how would maidens hair or shaving brush do in my tank
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Old 12/05/2007, 12:46 AM
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I agree that calcareous algae such as shaving brush, Halimeda, Udotea, etc are the best bet with tangs. They may pick at others such as maidens hair.
 

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