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  • Caulerpa, Hypnea pannosa Blue 1/4 lb

Caulerpa, Hypnea pannosa Blue 1/4 lb

Product Description

Product Description

Blue Hypnea Algae introduces iridescent blue coloration to reef aquariums, refugiums, and ornamental marcoalgae displays. Blue Hypnea Algae is similar in appearance to Ochtodes sp. algae from the Caribbean, but this attractive ornamental algae originates from Micronesia and has slightly different morphology. It grows in very dense, matted clumps that loosely anchor to coarse substrates and is not a particularly fast growing algae so containing its growth is not difficult. For optimum coloration and growth, provide moderate to high, full spectrum lighting. There are multiple uses for macroalgae in marine aquariums, the most common of which is for feeding purposes to offer natural nutrition for aquarium herbivores. Macroalgae, cultivated in refugiums and "algae scrubbers" provide natural filtration that absorb excess nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates. They also provide ideal habitat for small shrimp and other microfauna to help support biodiversity or can be used simply for ornamental purposes to add beauty and diversity to the reef aquarium.

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Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025