Suggestions, please?

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  1. AprylWillis

    AprylWillis GPO Registered

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    I'm thinking of introducing live plants to the aquarium. What sort of plants do some of the tonmo members have? Can you guys please give me some tips on some of the more beneficial plants? Also, what kind of other aquatic life have you guys successful placed with your octopus as a tank mate?


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    Apryl
     
  2. DHyslop

    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Chaetomorpha is very, very good.

    Dan
     
  3. Animal Mother

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    We use caulerpa in our seahorse tanks, and it runs wild if we don't prune it weekly. The only problem with caulerpa is that sometimes it tends to die in large chunks and funks the water up pretty bad if not removed in time.
     
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    Now, where can I buy this plant? I doubt PetCo or any lfs carries it?
     
  5. DHyslop

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    A good LFS that caters to saltwater and reefs should carry a few varieties of macroalgae (Petco is not a good LFS). Keep in mind caulerpa is illegal in some states.
     
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    That doesn't surprise me considering how fast it grows. It overtakes EVERYTHING in our tanks.

    Seacrop.com has some various macro. Really any website that sells saltwater stuff should have some.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulerpa_taxifolia
     

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