Posted by TFH Magazine in Tropical Fish Hobbyist Blog on May 3, 2010 at 10:49 am
By David E. Boruchowitz
One Facebook reader asks about an article on planted marine tanks, using macroalgae. I have been interested in this topic for some time and have some experience with the topic myself. Although I didn’t originally plan it, I have a 33-long marine setup full of macro. I have ocellaris clowns, a few damsels, cardinals, and a dwarf angel. They all enjoy browsing through and lurking in the seaweed thickets. The aquascape changes constantly, as the various Caulerpa sends out runners and battle each other for territory. When the Chaetomorpha gets too thick, I pull some out. I enjoy the tank so much that I’m contemplating setting up a larger system planned around macro plantings from the start.
We would love submissions about planted saltwater tanks. And to learn more about one type of macroalgae that is often used in planted setups, keep your eye out for our July 2010 issue!