Macroalgae ID WAS - Re: NANFA-- Bob's macroalgae tank

Dave Littlehale (
Tue, 26 Dec 2000 14:49:28 -0500

> Actually, I'm not too sure what kind of algae I have. I'm new at this and
> haven't found a manual for identifying the stuff yet. It seems that there
> isn't a lot of info on marine macroalgae out there. I started buying
> macroalgaes in the store, to help remove ammonia from the water. I got the
> idea from a website Shireen sent me that featured growing caulerpa in a
> sump to purify the water in a reef set up. I have some kind of slow
> growing red algae, with straight stems and grape like berries, lots of
> feather caulerpa of some kind, and three halimeda species, none of which I
> can identify.

Paul Humann has a great series on IDing the marine life in the Caribbean.
He has one book on Corals that includes the macroalgae. I'll take a look
at the book tomorrow and see if I can point you in the right direction.

Any luck with the Ulva?

Dave Littlehale

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