Having a small fish or coral tank, or just called a Nano Tank / Nano Aquarium, gives you a limited space to work with and therefore it is necessary to...
Having a small fish or coral tank, or just called a Nano Tank / Nano Aquarium, gives you a limited space to work with and therefore it is necessary to carefully select the coral, fish and macro algae which will fit the best into your aquarium setup.
This knowing we recommend therefore for macroalgae for the Nano Tanks, which are more slow or medium fast growing macroalgae species, and which are non-invasive.
All the macroalgae we sell are from our special Algae Tanks setups which are kept without any fishes for a disease-free and premium quality. This said, they might come with hitchhikers not limited to Copepods and Rotifers, as those beneficial critters love the protected environment of our planted marine tanks.
Marine macroalgae will provide you still all the other great benefits, which we explain more in the FAQ part.
We hope you enjoy our beautiful marine macroalgae collection and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.
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Cladophora Prolifera macroalgae is a fantastic addition for every display & Seahorse tank as it is a non-invasive & very compact growing algae, forming small irregular shaped clumps. It adds a beautiful bright green colour to the aquarium and provides hiding space for copepods and rotifers, allowing them to increase in population and in turn creating a...
Bryothamnion Triquetrum is a beautiful but rare to find slow growing marine macroalgae which is non-invasive and grows in up to 15-20 cm long stiff branches with short stalks. It is a great choice for the display Tank and Seahorse Tank where it adds natural holdfast for Seahorses. The colouration of this macro algae species will vary depending on the...
The Acanthophora Spicifera marine macroalgae has irregular stiff uprights, which are quite fragile and it will grow like little shrubs, creating an area which will provide a hiding space for small critters and fishes and a natural holdfast for seahorses. It belongs to the red algae species although its colour ranges more between brown/reddish/grey...
We couldn't identify the beautiful looking macroalgae species yet, but this algae species adds a vibrant red colour to the reef tank and provides as well a great food source for herbivore fishes, like Tang and Foxface species, which like to snack on this macroalgae. This beautiful red macroalgae species will attach itself and has a more delicate structure.
Gracilaria Tikvahiae - Mocha Ogo is a great algae for every marine aquarium, especially when it inhabits herbivore Fish & Seahorses. This macroalgae grows faster than most other Gracilaria species and offers not just a beautiful look,colour and structure but also a great food source for Tang, Foxface and co. plus natural holdfast for Seahorses.
The Botryocladia - Red Grape macroalgae is with its vibrant deep red coloured grapes an eye catcher in the marine reef tank and in high demand. It is a non-invasive, beautiful looking algae which will look amazing in any marine aquarium, as a medium fast growing algae species it is perfect for Nano-Tank, Reef-Tank and for the Seahorse Tank, as it will...
The Halymenia Maculata macroalgae or often referred to as Leafy Sphere Ogo is a very popular algae for the marine aquarium as it looks just beautifully in a Reef Display Tank.The beautiful more stiff like blades will vary in a colouration between purple over light red to deep red (most often) depending on what light is provided.
Cryptonemia Crenulata is a very rare to find macroalgae, which is a shame as it is with its thick branches and its deep red colour a real eye catcher in the display tank. This macroalgae is non-invasive and grows quite slow, which makes it a great addition for Nano-Tanks, Seahorse Tanks and planted reef tanks.
The Gracilaria Curtissae macroalgae is beautiful red marine algae species. It features deep red branches which will form a symmetrical bush. Gracilaria species are slow growing and need a long time to attach themself.A great macroalgae for the Display Tank, where it will surely become fast a highlight and it might compete when it comes to the beauty of it...
The Codium macroalgae is a true all-rounder for the marine aquarium. Not fuzzy regards the light or current and very beautiful looking. Codium has a great dark main structure, which develops irregularly into cylindrical branches. Along its branches it develops soft fuzzy filaments which a lot of fishes love to eat. A perfect macroalgae for Seahorses too,...
Halimeda Incrassata is a beautiful medium fast growing green macroalgae which is non-invasive and calcified, which means it needs good calcium levels in the tank to thrive. This beautiful marine algae has stiff, segmented flat shaped fronds which can grow up to 30 cm. and this algae does best when placed in the marine aquarium substrate where it will be...
Ulva Lactuca or often called Sea Lettuce is a very palatable macroalgae which makes it a great natural food source for herbivore fishes like Tang & Foxface. And with its thin leaves in different green shades it will look just amazing in any reef tank whilst offering a natural grow place for copepods and rotifers.
The marine macroalgae Blue Ochtodes sp. with its purple/blue colour is a fantastic addition to the marine tank. It will add a beautiful and rare to find colour to the tank and will quickly become a centerpiece. It has a dense structure which offers great hiding space for beneficial hitchhikers like copepods, rotifers and thus will be a nice hunting place...
Halymenia sp. Dragon’s Tongue is a very popular macro alga in the marine aquarium as it is a great alga for the Tank Display. Beautiful looking, slow growing and non-invasive.The body of the macro algae is a deep red, while the new growth tips are more orange A similar macroalgae to this is the beautiful Halymenia Maculata
The Gracilaria Vermiculophylla is a truly beautiful macroalgae species. It is a striking red algae species and will be a perfect addition to any reef display tank and Seahorse aquarium as it is a non-invasive algae which offers additional natural holdfasts too. It features long red branches which will become more dense in stronger light.
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Commonly called the Mermaid's Fan plant is a real eye catcher for the planted marine aquarium. It is a green calcareous algae which features at the end of its stems a dark green fan shaped top. It will hold itself with rhizoids in the substrate, which should be deep a few inch deep therefore.
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The Nemastoma Sp aka Red Finger marine macroalgae is a not a very common marine macro algae species, as it is very rarely available. It features red irregular branches and will form rather small clumps. It is very slow growing and will be a beautiful addition to the marine tank display and perfect for Seahorses as it provides natural holdfasts.
This macroalgae might be in the early growth mistaken for an unwanted type of hair microalgae, but is actually a very beautiful macroalgae addition for the marine aquarium. It will often grow from a single holdfast and form bright green clumps.
This ornamental macro algae is commonly called Shaving Brush Plant as it features a long stalk with leaves growing like a brush. A great addition for the marine tank which can compete which corals easily. Once in the aquarium it is easy to keep placed in a deep enough substrate. This species grows taller than other Pecillus species.
The Gracilaria Hayi or often called Red Bush marine macro algae is a beautiful algae for the Tank Display and will be surely become fast an optical highlight in every marine aquarium. This macro algae has a fluorescent red colour and features rigid, irregular shaped branches that will form a symmetrical bush.
The Halymenia Durvillei or often just called Dragons Breath marine macroalgae has a red coloured structure with vibrant orange - yellow fluorescence tips. It has a more soft structure and will just look great in any reef tank aquarium. A similar looking macroalgae to this is the beautiful marine algae Halymenia Maculata
The marine macroalgae Haliptilon is a lightly to heavy calcified macro algae species which features feather / fern-shaped blades. It is a beautiful highlight for the marine aquarium, although very slow growing and therefore we can offer it unfortunately just from time to time.
Do you have any question we can help you with?
There are a lot of beautiful macroalgae species which are just perfect to be placed in the Refugium Display Tank & even for a Seahorse Tank.
We can especially recommend non-invasive macroalgae species which will add a beautiful colour and structure to the marine aquarium to enjoy.
Macroalgae don't need a lot to grow, just good lighting and enough nutrients.
Should you already have good lighting for your macroalgae but the growth is not as it should be, maybe there are some nutrients missing in your aquarium water which it need to grow?
Livealgae UK offers you premium macroalgae species from fish & copper free tanks.
All macroalgae we sell are sustainable grown in the UK and will be dipped and manually inspected before getting posted out to you, to ensure a premium clean macroalgae quality as much as possible.