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snail_chen

  • I have Red Dragon' breath, chaeto, just purchased blue scroll and red grape. I am willing to buy any other macro algae that you have by mail or local (Jersey City, NJ).

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FirstMan

Hi there,

New to the site. Have lots of chaeto for trade. Looking for stars, inverts, fish, whatever. I have approx. 6 sandwich size bags. San Gabriel Valley, CA. area...

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Lawnman

Hi there,

New to the site. Have lots of chaeto for trade. Looking for stars, inverts, fish, whatever. I have approx. 6 sandwich size bags. San Gabriel Valley, CA. area...

She hasn't been online in 3 months.

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TheElysia

Wish that I had some macroalgae to trade. Or a tank.....

 

Maybe this summer I could take a car out somewhere and collect some from a tidepool or something. Wondering if macroalgae could be acclimated from a temperate temperature, like 60 F, to a reef aquarium temperature?

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phobos2deimos

Wish that I had some macroalgae to trade. Or a tank.....

 

Maybe this summer I could take a car out somewhere and collect some from a tidepool or something. Wondering if macroalgae could be acclimated from a temperate temperature, like 60 F, to a reef aquarium temperature?

I've experimented with Sargassum, Codium, and Ulva Lactuca, all collected locally in cold waters. The Sargassum and Codium steadily declined over the course of six months, and eventually died off, but the Ulva has stuck around and seems to have adapted well. Every month or two it goes through a 'everything dies off' phase and then grows back again. I suspect trace elements are running out or something like that since I very rarely change my water.

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lobster876

Ive probably got around 40 pounds of ulva and desperately need to get rid of at least 10 pounds of it pm me if interested

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lobster876

Ill give you the deal of the century on some ulva because my 10 gallon fuge is so full i cannot see water


An average pull

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ndrobey

I think I should mention here that all caulerpa is illegal in California. Don't ship it to there. If you have some, don't flush it down the toilet or drain.

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phobos2deimos

I think I should mention here that all caulerpa is illegal in California. Don't ship it to there. If you have some, don't flush it down the toilet or drain.

This is incorrect. There are nine species of Caulerpa illegal in California, all others are legal. General rule is 'if it looks like a grape or a fern, it's probably illegal'. C. Paspaloides is an exception.

See here.

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phobos2deimos

Oh, and I should add that I'm almost always down to trade. I've got a ton of stuff but will probably trade for anything I don't have.

 

See my thread for a list of what I've got.

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javi

I am looking for some caulerpa. I have experience with it and it is not illegal to have in Texas. I would love a mixture of the species but at this point I would be great to get any. Thanks

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Lypto

kind of an old thread, But I was experimenting with some macro from California and I found you can keep red fern sp (?) and ulva alive in a vase for 2+ years, I had a little 1 gallon vase up with a couple pieces washed up, only changing the water really only once per 6 months with old tank water, and I managed to grow out some hitchhiker mussels just by doing that. The red fern went crazy and covered everything, and the ulva grew larger but with holes, though I've read that is normal for some species. toughest stuff I've ever seen, and grows fast.

Be careful with hitchhikers!!

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kingofphinland

Is anyone interested in starting the trade back up?

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Toxic enigma
On 4/4/2018 at 11:34 PM, kingofphinland said:

Is anyone interested in starting the trade back up?

I would be

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Floundering_Around

Anyone still trading? I don't have any to sell, just looking to buy!

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phobos2deimos

If anyone has red fern (haliptilon sp.) I'm dying to get my hands on it.  I'll trade or buy.  I've got a lot in my 50g lagoon, some of the more desirable are C. paspaloides and Hypnea pannosa:

 

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