where to buy macroalgae in bulk for the 240 octo tank

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  1. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    since I have such a large tank I am wanting some color in it.

    what are the best types of macroalgae that will survive under 320 watts of flourescent light.

    and where can i buy it for the best price in bulk
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    That seems like very bright lighting for an octopus. Do you have lighting that was meant to be used for a reef tank with corals?

    Nancy
     
  3. marinerules

    marinerules Wonderpus Registered

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    no its flourescent lighting over my 240


    right now there is only 160 watts of flourescent lights , 2 10ks and 2 actinics,

    but i have room for 2 more shoplights and 4 more bulbs if i have to have it
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    any macro alage sold in shops will do..brighter the better for them but no so for the octo
     
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    some caulerpa is nice and red macro looks good - watch out for the caulerpa going sexual

    it can be difficult and frustrating to attatch algae to anything without it blowing away and never being found again... try weights or rubber bands but remember the octo may move them and if the are not secured they will get lost under the rock
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Um...What? What's microalage?
     
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    micro? umm did i say that... im not sure that that is the right name...lol... but i would say that is the bad stuff - a general name for green brown diatoms etc

    or did u mean what does it mean when caulerpa goes sexual - it releases spores or summin which clouds the tank starves it of oxygen and causes algal blooms i think too
    not good anyway...
     

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