Macroalgae for the Refugium
Chaetomorpha or often just called Chaeto algae is a perfect nutrients export marine macro algae species. Often placed in the the refugium it the most popular macroalgae used for nutrients export, as it is a non-invasive and very fast-growing macroalgae, which is very easy to care for. This Chaeto algae species is not palatable, but the main purpose it...
Caulerpa Prolifera is a beautiful macroalgae species, offering long blades which can grow up to 20-30 cm long.The fronds are attached to a thick rhizome which will attach itself to rock which means it will need to be restricted in the tank. Caulerpa Prolifera will add a great natural look to the marine tank. This algae can adapt better to various water...
Caulerpa Racemosa Cylindracea is a very fast growing and beautiful looking marine macroalgae, which will give your tank a more natural look and adds a natural holdfast for Seahorses. This caulerpa macro algae is a great choice for the nutrients export, e.g. to reduce the Nitrate and Phosphate level in the tank, as it is quite a fast growing macroalgae...
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.
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 Caulerpa Taxifolia macroalgae has long fronds with segmented appendages which can reach up to 20-30cm in length. This marine algae is tolerant to a wide range of water temperatures but will need more light than for example Caulerpa Prolifera. This is a very nice looking macro algae which gives the marine tank a beautiful natural look.
The Caulerpa Racemosa Grape Caulerpa marine macroalgae is a very popular and a beautiful marine algae species, which often get seen as the origin of Caulerpa racemosa species. It is fast growing and forms ball shaped appendages, therefore it is commonly called Grape Caulerpa. In the planted reef tank we recommend to keep it away from the main rockwork as...
The marine macroalgae species Caulerpa Racemosa Peltata features quite small round or flat topped uprights, which look like little umbrellas. It is a fast growing marine algae addition which is a great addition for the planted reef tank or refugium. As it will attach itself it is recommended to keep it away from the main rockwork.
Macroalgae Starter Sets
This macroalgae pack for the refugium is a great choice if you are looking for fast growing macroalgae species to lower the Nitrate & Phosphate levels in the marine aquarium. They are smaller live algae frags than the single sold marine algae species but a great choice if you don't want to spend a lot of money. You will get 4 different macroalgae as...
The Caulerpa Brachypus macroalgae is a much smaller growing macroalgae than its big brother the Caulerpa Prolifera marine macroalgae, with blades just 1-5cm long. The fronds are attached to a slim rhizome which will attach itself easily to rock. This is a very specialised macroalgae and more recommended for dedicated planted Reef Tanks or Macroalgae...