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    I don't post very often, but I thought I'd share some plants that are growing in my salt water tank. They have been slowly growing out from my live rock and I think they look pretty cool. Oddly enough, my tangs have not completely decimated it, although they have eaten some of the nodules.



    Like I said, I didn't put it there and have no clue what it is, but that is true of most of the stuff in the tank, like the sponges, fireworms and starfish.

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    That looks really nice! I wonder if it's the same thing that one of the early AAPE member was growing. Hmm, gonna have to search for that thread and compare :)

    Edit: different plants but still cool :)

    Here's the thread I was referring to.
    http://www.azaquaticplants.com/commu...1&postcount=36
    Last edited by reybie; February 6, 2014, 01:32 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Salt Plant

      It looks like caulerpa mexicana. Definitely a caulerpa. Very nice looking.

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      • #4
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        Do you have any peppermint shrimp in the tank? I ask because you have some Aptasia anemones in that mix of caulerpa and the can be pests. They grow like wildfire.

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        • #5
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          I've tried to add peppermint shrimp, but haven't had much luck with inverts surviving long term. Three in a row that I put in there have just disappeared, so they could be alive and hiding, but I doubt it. The fish are doing fine and I just added four more a month ago.

          Thanks for the ID on the plant, looks like caulerpa racemosa based on yahoo images.

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          • #6
            Re: Salt Plant

            What fish do you have?

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            • #7
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              PS time for a full tank shot! :)

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              • #8
                Re: Salt Plant

                Hippo Tang, Naso Tang and three green chromis. I tried to add the inverts prior to adding the naso and chromis.

                As a whole, the tank is fairly disappointing right now, but I'm planning on posting some pics of my fresh water tanks soon.

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                • #9
                  Re: Salt Plant

                  Caulerpa +1

                  Looks like Caularpa racemes.

                  Wish I had the 180 reef and the aquaculture books.
                  Cheers!

                  -PhilipS

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                  • #10
                    This is really nice looking plant you have, wish I also have a saltwater tank. Your plant really growing nice.

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