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Caulerpa Brachypus


This Caulerpa marine macroalgae species is a much smaller but faster growing macroalgae than Caulerpa Prolifera, with blades between 2-10cm long. The fronds are attached to a slim rhizome which will attach itself to rock, gravel etc. It is a good marine algae for nutrients export especially for the sump but handle with care in the Reef Display Tank, as it is a very invasive macroalgae species.

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* Currently unavailable via Free Royal Mail First Class delivery. Due to Covid-19 there are possible longer transit times and this algae will not do well in transit for longer than 2 days*

Caulerpa Brachypus Marine Macroalgae for the Planted Reef Display Tank & Refugium/Sump.
Live Algae UK - Clean Marine Macro Algae from Fish&Copper free tanks since 2014. Sustainable grown in the UK.

This macroalgae grows with medium to strong light.

It is more palatable than the normal Caulerpa Prolifera species.

As it will attach itself to rock etc. we recommend not to place these macroalgae too close to your main rock in the Reef Display Tank, unless you like to have it there. It needs some trimming and care. The algae species is great to keep it in the sump for the nitrate and phosphate export.

It will grow in clumps when restricted and it is a good choice for nutrient export, especially where Chaeto doesn't work.

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Some Caulerpa species might go sexual, which means that it releases gametes and tissue into the aquarium water. Although this said, we never had in 14 years any problem with this algae species, and it was one of the first macroalgae we got. One thing to avoid this is good light and to remove pale turning parts of it. 

Whitish parts of it should be removed as they are decomposing.

Like for most marine macroalgae a higher level of Nitrate and Phosphate, in addition to the supplement of Iron, Magnesium and Trace elements will improve the growth of this algae.

This macroalgae can be either placed in the Refugium where it would need an enclosed space or in an enclosed area in the marine Display Tank.

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Our macroalgae are from fish free macro algae tanks, although we use sometimes pictures for demonstration purposes only which will include fishes, seahorses and or corals. 
We do our best to quarantine, treat and remove any unwanted hitchhikers, parasites etc from our macro algae but we can not guarantee that the algae are completely free of anything unwanted, not limited to Copepods, Rotifers etc. This is simply because that sometimes eggs, spores, etc can remain viable but not visible and hitchhikers can still stay hidden, especially in dense algae structures, despite our strict quarantine efforts. 

All macro algae will be thoroughly dipped in a professional solution to deactivate hitchhikers as good as possible before posting. If you don't want this, please send us a message together with your order.

We highly recommend nonetheless that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your marine tank.

We aim to offer you the healthiest and best quality macro algae on the market, therefore, all of our macro algae comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
The images on this page are for example only, actual product appearance may vary. 
PlacementSump (attach)
Growth Rate:Fast
Food Value:Somewhat Palatable
Nutrient Uptake:Good
Flow Rate:Medium
Light:Moderate to High
ColourGreen Macroalgae
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When we can match the other price we will send you a discounted offer which will be valid for the next 7 days after receiving our email. 
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Took to long to arrive.

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The algae took to long to arrive, which seemed to be a problem of Royal Mail, Some of the algae looked already bad. Luckily it got sorted out.

Shop owner reply (Oct 18, 2018):
I\'m sorry for the delay. We post all our marine macro algae via Royal Mail First Class early in the morning, to make sure that it will be as soon as possible at yours.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately in very rare occasions, like in yours, Royal Mail lets us down a bit. \r\n\r\nI am happy though that we were able to sort this out for you and that the replacement arrived fast and healthy at yours.\r\n\r\nSorry again for any inconvenience caused.\r\n\r\nKind regards\r\n\r\nManfred\r\nLivealgae UK
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Next day delivery. Much more than expected, great quality with excellent packaging. Communication A+++

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Very good algae size + very friendly communication & expert advice. A*****

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Good Portion

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Received it Friday. Thank you very much, it was even more than I expected. Let\'s hope it will grow well in my sump.

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