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 Live MacroAlgae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Ulva  
Aquacultured Ulva Lettuce Algae
Ulva sp

Add both vital nutrients and nescessary food to the marine environment.
No reef or community tank should be without it.
This is a small genus of marine and brackish water green algae. It is edible and is often called 'Sea Lettuce'. Grown outdoors in open water systems. An air - generated method of tumbling the algae in large vats is employed to culture them. They are not connected to any system containing fish so as to avoid possible parasite contamination. There are multiple uses for macroalgaees in marine aquariums. The most common use is for feeding purposes. Herbivorous fish, such as Tangs, love to eat fresh algae. It contains the natural nutrition to help prevent Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), a common long-term care problem with Angelfish and Tangs. It is also know to contain Beta-carotine, an immune system stimulator. Another use is in reef tank refugiums and algae scrubbers. Here the algae absorbs excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, in the tank and produces oxygen. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Ulva and other macroalgaes also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help!It also helps support numbers of small shrimp and other microfauna providing biodiversity. Finally macroalgaes can be used simply as an ornamental algae in a reef tank to add beauty and diversity to the reef structure. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Macroalgae's generally require about 8 hours of light daily to continue to grow well. This can be either flourescent or pc's. Their photosynthesis produces oxygen and will also increase the pH.
$12.99 Ulva Algae - 1/4 pound bag weighed dry
$24.99 Ulva Algae - 1/2 pound bag weighed dry
$ 44.99 Ulva Algae - 1 pound bag weighed dry
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 Live MacroAlgae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Gracillaria  
Aquacultured Red Gracillaria
Gracilara Sp.

Aquacultured means No Pesky Pests are along for the ride!
Grown outdoors in open water systems. An air - generated method of tumbling the algae in large vats is employed to culture them. They are not connected to any system containing fish so as to avoid possible parasite contamination. There are multiple uses for macroalgaees in marine aquariums. The most common use is for feeding purposes. Herbivorous fish, such as Tangs, love to eat fresh algae. It contains the natural nutrition to help prevent Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), a common long-term care problem with Angelfish and Tangs. It is also know to contain Beta-carotine, an immune system stimulator. Another use is in reef tank refugiums and algae scrubbers. Here the algae absorbs excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, in the tank and produces oxygen. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Gracillaria and other macroalgaes also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help!It also helps support numbers of small shrimp and other microfauna providing biodiversity. Finally macroalgaes can be used simply as an ornamental algae in a reef tank to add beauty and diversity to the reef structure. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Macroalgae's generally require about 8 hours of light daily to continue to grow well. This can be either flourescent or pc's. Their photosynthesis produces oxygen and will also increase the pH.

   $15.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1/4 pound bag weighed dry
$31.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1/2 pound bag weighed dry
$ 63.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1 pound bag weighed dry
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 Live MacroAlgae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Gracillaria  
Aquacultured Mixed Gracillaria
Gracilara Sp.

Add both vital nutrients and nescessary food to the marine environment.
No reef or community tank should be without it.
Grown outdoors in open water systems. An air - generated method of tumbling the algae in large vats is employed to culture them. They are not connected to any system containing fish so as to avoid possible parasite contamination. There are multiple uses for macroalgaees in marine aquariums. The most common use is for feeding purposes. Herbivorous fish, such as Tangs, love to eat fresh algae. It contains the natural nutrition to help prevent Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), a common long-term care problem with Angelfish and Tangs. It is also know to contain Beta-carotine, an immune system stimulator. Another use is in reef tank refugiums and algae scrubbers. Here the algae absorbs excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, in the tank and produces oxygen. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Gracillaria and other macroalgaes also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help!It also helps support numbers of small shrimp and other microfauna providing biodiversity. Finally macroalgaes can be used simply as an ornamental algae in a reef tank to add beauty and diversity to the reef structure. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Macroalgae's generally require about 8 hours of light daily to continue to grow well. This can be either flourescent or pc's. Their photosynthesis produces oxygen and will also increase the pH.
   $15.99 Mixed GracillariaAlgae - 1/4 pound bag weighed dry
$31.99 Mixed GracillariaAlgae - 1/2 pound bag weighed dry
$ 63.99 Mixed GracillariaAlgae - 1 pound bag weighed dry
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Assorted Green Algae Plant

Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, marine plants have become quite popular for use as "algae-scrubbing filters" to remove excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium.In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. Marine plants also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help from marine plants, that's why they are so popular in the marine aquarium system! In addition to helping clarify your water by absorbing nitrates, carbon dioxide and some metals, marine plants also serve as a food source for many marine species – whether they feed directly on the algae itself or on microfauna attracted to the algae.

Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 2"to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"


Small $19.89 | Medium $27.89 | Large $39.89

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Assorted Red Algae Plant

Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, marine plants have become quite popular for use as "algae-scrubbing filters" to remove excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium.In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. Marine plants also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help from marine plants, that's why they are so popular in the marine aquarium system! In addition to helping clarify your water by absorbing nitrates, carbon dioxide and some metals, marine plants also serve as a food source for many marine species – whether they feed directly on the algae itself or on microfauna attracted to the algae.

Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 2"to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"


Small $19.89 | Medium $27.89 | Large $39.89

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Halimeda Plant

The Halimeda plant , also called the money plant, from Hawaii is a green calcareous macroalgae found within tropical oceans worldwide. Very shapely and beautiful, it is quite decorative for the marine aquarium. The irregular oval segments of Halimeda appear as several small green coins glued from end-to-end. This is why it is often called the Money Plant. In order to thrive, Calcium is very important to the hardiness of the Halmedia plant, therefore Halmedia Plants require a sufficient level of calcium carbonate in the water.

Generally hardy in the marine aquarium, few fish will feed on Halmedia, and It is not an invasive plant that will cause harm to close neighboring corals or invertebrates.In addition to light, it requires a sufficient level of calcium to grow. They are not as tolerant of high nitrate or phosphate levels compared to some other algae plants.


Approximate Purchase Size: 3"to 4"


Single $4.99 | 3-Pack $11.99 | 6-Pack $17.99



Shaving Hair Brush Plant
 
The Shaving Brush Plant , also known as the Painter's Brush Plant grows in shallow water in the sand. It has a central stalk with many long thin green brushlike leaves, which gives it the appearance of a shaving brush or paint brush.These plants help reduce excess nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates in the marine aquarium. Most herbivorous fish and invertebrates will not normally eat this plant. Plant the Shaving Brush in your substrate in a well-lit location in either your aquarium or in a refugium. This plant will benefit from the regular addition of trace elements.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4";

$4.99 each ~ 3 for $11.99 ~ 6 for $17.99

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    Maidens Hair Plant
Maidens Hair or also called Turtle Grass, it is a green filamentous marine plant whose appearance is similar to thin tufts of hair. There lies the name Maidens hair. Your tangs and other fish will leave this plant alone because they don't like it's taste. Provide the Maiden's Hair plant with a moderate to strong water current and lighting. These plants are a wonderful breeding ground for beneficial crustaceans like amphipods and copepods. Like all plants, this species is sensitive to high levels of nitrates and any detectable levels of copper. The Maiden's Hair plant is shipped attached to a small piece of live rock.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"
Small $29.99 Medium $39.99 Large $54.99
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Mermaids Fan Plant
 
The Mermaid's Fan plant, a green calcareous algae found throughout the Atlantic Oceans in the Caribbean. It is used as a decorative plant in the marine reef aquarium and also in refugiums. These plants grow out of the substrate and form beautiful Fan Shaped leaves. They are calcareous algae that deposit limestone (calcium carbonate) in their tissues. The Mermaid's Fan plant is generally hardy in the right conditions. These plants help reduce excess nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates in the marine aquarium. Most herbivorous fish and invertebrates will not normally eat this plant. Plant the Mermaids Fan Plant in your substrate in a well-lit location in either your aquarium or in a refugium. This plant will benefit from the regular addition of trace elements and calcium. Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 6"

$4.99 each ~ 3 for $11.99 ~ 6 for $17.99

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   Live MacroAlgae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Caulerpa
Cultured Caulerpa

Add vital nutrients and nescessary food to the marine environment.
Among aquarists, Caulerpa sp. is the best known marine macroalgae. There are 75 species of this green algae which come from a variety of geographical areas. Caulerpa are beneficial in several ways. They provide food for other tank inhabitants by offering a favorable environment for microfauna to develop. The microfauna are eaten by fish and other tank inhabitants. Some fish eat the Caulerpa itself. In the majority of large modern public aquariums Caulerpa is raised because of it's healing qualities. Ill fish often recover rapidly when Caulerpa is in the aquarium.Caulerpa has also become quite popular for use in "algae-scrubbing filters" to remove excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Caulerpa also provides a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help! Caulerpa generally require about 8 hours of light from daily to continue to grow well. This can be either flourescent or pc's. Their photosynthesis produces oxygen and will also increase the pH. Caulerpa is seasonal, and the species collected throughout the year will vary. Assorted Caulerpa will contain either Grape caulerpa, Needle caulerpa, Lettuce caulerpa or Feather caulerpa.

  $19.99 Caulerpa Algae - 1/2 pound bag weighed dry
$39.99 Caulerpa Algae - 1 pound bag weighed dry
$79.99 Caulerpa Algae - 2 pound bag weighed dry
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Aquacultured Red Mangrove Propagules

species: Rhizophora mangle
Aquacultured = No Pesky Pests are along for the ride!
Excellent addition for Water Quality Management.
 The Hawiian Red Mangrove propagule is both a freshwater and marine plant that can be used as a natural method of filtration and means of Natural Nitrate Reduction in either saltwater or freshwater aquariums. These Mangrove Sprouts have been taken directly off the tree, therefore they can be placed in either Saltwater or Freshwater.
Excellent addition for Water Quality Management: Mangroves absorb nutrients from the water in order to grow, and help lower nitrates and phosphates in the aquarium. The use of mangroves plants for filtration in a saltwater aquarium, particularly for helping to reduce and control nitrates is not a new concept.However, this is changing because more and more aquarists are looking for a "natural" method of filtration for their aquariums, so mangroves are drawing lots of attention. Mangroves not only have the ability to absorb nitrates, but phosphates and other organics as well. In fact, they remove organics so well from the water that they act as a replacement for a protein skimmer. When using mangroves you will notice your protein skimmer working less and less all the time. The more the mangroves grow and mature, the more they absorb the excess organics in your water, and the skimmer has nothing to remove and becomes obsolete. If you are a naturalist and don't want to have to use chemical additives or compounds to reduce and control nitrates in your aquarium, this is a very effective filtration method to consider. Last note, It is important for nutrient control in the aquarium, that when leaves are dropped from the plant that they are not allowed to decay in the aquarium.
How do I plant Mangroves? The mangrove propagule can be planted in an open topped aquarium, illuminated sump, or refugium. When adding a mangrove propagule to your aquarium, you can plant it directly in the sand or gravel, use a rubber band or tie to attach it to the top of rocks or driftwood, or allow it to take root in the water with no substrate. The roots will quickly take hold in either a sand substrate or in live rock. When planting a mangrove propagule, be sure the growth tip are out of the water. If you have a canopy over your aquarium, simply plant the tuber towards the back of the aquarium, so it will eventually grow through the area where the plumbing is located.
Shipping Notes: Hawiian Red Mangrove sprout are shipped Dry. They do best that way. When received, we have found that exposure to less light for the first few days of acclimation is better for the seed pod.
Approximate Purchase Size: 6" to 8".

$9.99 each
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 xx Live MacroAlgae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Gracillaria  
Aquacultured
Chaetomorpha

Aquacultured = No Pesky Pests are along for the ride!
Excellent addition for Water Quality Management.
Chaetomorpha Macro Algae, Chaeto, pronounced "kay-toe", is a great way to naturally turn the nitrogenous compounds of your tank into plant food!!! Chaetomorpha Algae, also known as Spaghetti Algae , is an excellent macro algae for refugiums. Your Chaetomorpha algae recieved will be filled with tons of amphipods and copepods. Macro algae is a great way to "go green" in your aquarium. Reduce water changes by quickly dropping your nitrate and phosphate levels , it will increase the dissolved Oxygen levels in your system and increase overall health of your system the natural way. Color forms include varying shades of green, light green, and a yellowish green. It is well known for its excellent benefits for use in wet / dry sump areas, main tanks and refugiums for marine aquaria.

How do I do it? Chaetomorpha Algae removes both phosphates and nitrates from the water. To increase the amount of nutrients this algae exports, use moderate to high lighting and keep it in an area of high water flow. The waste by-products of life, along with the light you provide for photosynthesis, will help the chaetomorpha increase in size on a regular basis. Each cell grows end to end, creating long, stiff strands. It grows in filamentous clumps, resembling a ball of fishing line. You can "prune" it and throw it away--or you can compact it for even greater nutrient absorption.

If you have a refugium, just throw this clump like Brillo pad in there and it stays together fairly well. You can also put it into a mesh bag for use in your main tank. There are many different ways you can contain the chaeto in your main tank all the while providing great hiding spots for the tiny "critters" in your tank. This algae is fast growing and is not palatable to herbivorous species such as Surgeon fish (Tangs) so it won't be eaten up if left in the main tank.

How much do I need? How much should I get? Well there is only 832 different variables that could be taken into account, if you'd like to go over all of them, feel free to contact us. But to keep it simple we recommend if you have a 40 gallon tank or smaller with a mild nitrate problem(20-30ppm) go with at least 1/4 lb.. if you have a 90 gallon tank with a mild nitrate problem(20-30ppm) go with at least 1/2 lb.. You could go smaller if you are patient and in no hurry to take care of the excess nutrients, or you could go larger if you ave a larger nitrate problem, hate doing water changes, or would like to see your nitrate issue go away more quickly. After weighing and bag, a small amount of salt water is then added directly to the bag to insure enough moisture for shipping.



$29.99 - 3" Dense Ball
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 All the macro you need to start a nice refugium


Refugium Algae Kit

Refugium with all types of algaes

Today, marine aquariums almost demand a variety of marine algae. You get all the macro you need here to start a nice refugium. Get 3 different types of Macro algaes that are all beneficial to your aquarium.

Gracilaria, This is healthy stuff for your fish, it even helps cure lateral line erosion and is also the richest plant source of calcium.

Caulerpa,an important food source for many fish. Caulerpa releases organic acids and necessary substances such as vitamins and amino acids.

Chaetomorpha Chaeto, pronounced "kay-toe", also known as Spaghetti Algae, is a great way to naturally turn the nitrogenous compounds of your tank into plant food!!! The waste by-products of life, along with the light you provide for photosynthesis. It is an excellent macro algae for refugiums. Each cell grows end to end, creating long, stiff strands. It grows in filamentous clumps, resembling a ball of fishing line. You can "prune" it and throw it away--or you can compact it for even greater nutrient absorption.Chaetomorpha Algae removes both phosphates and nitrates from the water. To increase the amount of nutrients this algae exports, use moderate to high lighting and keep it in an area of high water flow. It should ideally be tumbled in an algae filter. This algae is sold by the bag and will arrive in a dense mat. Your copepods and amphipods will love this stuff. It is what they eat!

A small bag of live sand containing copepods, amphipods as well as beneficial worms. The amount is small , just enough to jump start your refugium.

NOTE: Sometimes a macro algae may be unavailable, so a different beneficial macro algae will be substituted in the Macro Algae Kit.

$59.99 
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 3 types of Macro Algae
In one kit!

 
Green Gracillara

 
Chaetomorpha

 
Caulerpa
Photos are representative of each species. Each animal is unique and variations should be expected.
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