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Caulerpa Prolifera (1 Cup size) - JQ's ReefShack LLC

JQ's ReefShack LLC

Caulerpa Prolifera (1 Cup size)

Regular price $10

Nutrient Uptake:
Caulerpa Prolifera macro algae is a strong nutrient exporter that grows exceptionally fast.

One of the most sought after algae for marine aquariums and refugiums. Caulerpa Prolifera is sure to be one of your center piece algae for your tank. If you are looking for a nearly indestructible algae, this is it. This is a very hardy green algae. We use this algae extensively in all of our tanks because of its beauty and nutrient uptake.

If you are not using algae to eliminate your nitrates you are missing out. In many fish only systems, keeping algae will allow the aquarist to almost eliminate the need for water changes altogether. Also, many aquarists don't know it but macro algae actually use all of the toxins that we must watch so carefully in our aquariums. Ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and phosphates are used by algae as fertilizer and are removed from the water to make for happier fish.

Care should be taken when using large quantities of algae for nutrient uptake. The algae will cause a large oxygen and PH swing at night because at night the plants actually use oxygen instead of producing it, thereby greatly decreasing the level of available oxygen for the fish in your tank. 24 hour lights over the algae or the use of additional aeration equipment are two methods that are commonly used to avoid this problem. Please also make sure to remove any dead or sick algae from your aquarium as soon as possible because the decaying algae is very harmful for your fish just like decaying food that is left uneaten.

Frag Size 1 Cup