Caulerpa taxifolia (Green Alga)

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Post  thierry on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:05 am

Source aquaduo.nl

QUICK STATS
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Reef Compatible: Yes, as long as it doesn't grow over Corals
  • Max. Size: Leaves 8-10 cm
  • Diet: Plancton/Light
  • Origin: All Tropical Oceans


This type of alga grows slow and is nice dark of colour compared to most alga species. The featherweed has few demends to the water and because of that can grow fast. It is often used in Seahorse biotopes.

Links:
http://www.reeflex.net/tiere/967_Caulerpa_taxifolia.htmhttp://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/caulerpa.htm


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Post  thierry on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:06 am

We have one small string of this alga growing now, hopefully we will see more, because they look nice Smile
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Post  thierry on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:11 pm

Still one string
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Post  thierry on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:29 pm

More strings spotted now, but this one by far the biggest still
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Post  thierry on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:54 am

Still growing like crazy
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Post  thierry on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:45 pm

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Post  thierry on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:09 pm

Added 4 new corals, one of them very close to the string. Hope that it will not be overrun
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Post  thierry on Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:59 pm

Still growing bigger, probably going to remove some soon, it is growing in all directions now.
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Did make a movie of it together with the buttons next to it
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Post  thierry on Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:01 pm

Wanted to remove a bit, since it was really starting to overgrow. Unfortunatly it seemed to be only one string, so with one pull the whole algea was removed. It's a bit empty without it, and it doesn't show anywhere else in the aquarium, so for now the topic is closed.
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