Supplements

Supplements

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For an optimal macroalgae growth it is vital to maintain proper nutrient / mineral levels in the marine aquarium to ensure that the macro algae can effectively grow and remove unwanted nutrients from the marine water, as algae will with its growth take out the Nitrate and Phosphate for a more clean aquarium water environment.

All macroalgae spe...

For an optimal macroalgae growth it is vital to maintain proper nutrient / mineral levels in the marine aquarium to ensure that the macro algae can effectively grow and remove unwanted nutrients from the marine water, as algae will with its growth take out the Nitrate and Phosphate for a more clean aquarium water environment.

All macroalgae species and especially the fast growing algae species Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa will need beside Nitrate and Phosphate some other so called major and minor minerals to maintain optimal growth conditions. You will find more information about the detailed minerals which macroalgae will need to grow well here.

But as macro algae will not just reduce Nitrate & Phosphate levels for a more clean water environment, algae will consume other minerals like Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium too which are important for other tank inhabitants like hard and soft corals. It is therefore important to replace those consumed minerals to maintain a stable water quality.

An easy solution to dose minerals are ready mixed multi-nutrient solutions ( aka fertiliser ) like ChaetoGro from Brightwell Aquatics, which is especially formulated to use in the marine aquarium as it is Nitrate & Phosphate free, plus it does not contain any Copper.  

Unfortunately most available fertilisers for the planted aquarium are designed to use in freshwater aquariums and include Copper, as this is an important mineral for freshwater plants. But as macro algae are not plants they will not need copper to grow.

Beside Brightwell's ChaetoGro we have found two other fertiliser products which contain at least a very low percentage of Copper, which is Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and with a higher part of Copper but still lower than most other available Fertilisers TNC lite Aquarium Plant nutrient. Both are also Nitrate and Phosphate free.
For more heavier planted marine aquarium display tanks and planted refugiums it may be necessary to add Nitrate and/or Phosphate to maintain a recommended level of at least 3-5 ppm Nitrate and 0.01 ppm Phosphate, especially when using Brightwell Aquatics ChaetoGro, Seachem Flourish comprehensive or TNC lite.

Therefore, for low nutrient tanks TNC offers the TNC Complete Aquarium Plant nutrient fertiliser which includes Nitrate & Phosphate (but again this contains some  Copper ).
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  • BRIGHTWELL ChaetoGRO

    ChaetoGro from Brightwell is a phosphate and nitrate free multi-nutrient fertilizer specially composed for an optimized macroalgae growth like Chaetomorpha / Chaeto and other algae species in the marine aquarium. It is as well Copper free ( unlike many other aquarium fertilizers ) and a great ready mixed solution for all planted marine aquariums and ULNS...

    £ 14.95
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  • Continuum Basis Chaeto Grow

    Basis Chaeto Grow from Continuum is a liquid nitrate & phosphate free multinutrient supplement for the planted Reef Tank & Refugium. Improve the growth of your macroalgae species, especially when growing the fast growing algae species Chaetomorpha / Chaeto and Caulerpa.

    £ 12.95
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  • TNC Complete Planted Aquarium Fertilizer TNC Complete Planted Aquarium Fertilizer
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    TNC Complete

    TNC Complete is specially formulated for planted aquariums where the livestock is not meeting the requirements to supply the necessary Nitrate & Phosphate for plants to grow. This multi-nutrient fertilizer includes therefore Nitrate & Phosphate to provide nutrients for optimal growth. If you don't need this look at TNC Lite. Careful to use in the marine...

    £ 8.95
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  • Seachem Flourish

    Seachem Flourish is a comprehensive supplement for the planted aquarium providing minor and major minerals for an improved growth of plants and marine macroalgae.As it does not contain significant levels of Nitrate & Phosphate Seachem Flourish it a great ready mixed fertiliser solution to support aquarium plants and marine algae growth for an improved...

    £ 8.95
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  • Seachem Flourish Iron

    Seachem Flourish Iron is a highly concentrated (10,000 mg/L) source of ferrous iron designed for use in planted aquariums.It is recommended to add when the macroalgae growth is reduced, especially in more heavier planted reef tanks / macroalgae refugiums.

    £ 6.95
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  • Seachem Flourish Potassium

    Seachem Flourish Potassium is a highly concentrated (50,000 mg/L) source of potassium designed for the use in planted aquariums.It is recommended to add when the macroalgae growth is reduced, especially in a more heavier planted reef tank / macroalgae refugium.

    £ 6.95
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  • CaribSea Purple Up Coralline Algae Accelerator

    Purple Up™ from CaribSea is a patented unique formulation to speed up the growth of desirable pink and purple coralline algae in the marine aquarium. Since it is not a fertiliser it will not promote the growth of unwanted nuisance algae.

    £ 14.95
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  • Salifert Coralline Aminoacids

    Salifert Coralline AminoAcids is one of the very few products available which provides all the amino acids beneficial for a superb coralline algae growth. Amino acids play as well a very important part in healthy skeleton growth of corals, decreasing the impact of phosphates and acting as food for most coral species.

    £ 6.95
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Frequently Asked Questions

What macroalgae do you recommend for the Display Tank?

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 for the Display Tank

How to achieve better macroalgae growth?

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?

Find more here about what water conditions are optimal for macroalgae and dosing nutrients to your reef tank/refugium.

 

Clean Macroalgae - Sustainable grown in the UK

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.

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