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InAtTheDeepEnd

Can anyone recommend a reputable source for macro algae (not chaeto) in the UK please? I was looking at livealgae UK but they are out of stock for everything 😞

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InAtTheDeepEnd

Anyone? 🥺☹️

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Murphych

I use https://www.livealgae.co.uk/ it is really good but stock is a bit up and down sometimes as you say. Just check in from time to time. 

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SaltyGallon

It's a huge shame but there aren't really any, apart from the above! You're best off buying off hobbyists on Ultimate Reef.

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InAtTheDeepEnd

Oh well a there's a niche in the market for me to explore when I graduate then 🤣 .... Thank you I'll have a look at ultimate reef 🙂

 

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Murphych

I am growing a bunch in my sump. Will have some in a month of you like? I'll send free when ready mate 

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A.m.P

Most folks over stateside would kill for the selection and prices through livealgae.co lol...

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InAtTheDeepEnd
7 hours ago, Murphych said:

I am growing a bunch in my sump. Will have some in a month of you like? I'll send free when ready mate 

Omg, really? Yes please if so!

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Murphych

Yeah had a fuge set up for a very short while but removed most of it due to phosphates dropping to nothing. 

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InAtTheDeepEnd

What sort of macro is it? I'll definitely take some if you wouldn't mind though

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Murphych

Got some, red tikvahiae,Taxifolia and Codium I'm regrowing as I want a small macro tank in the kitchen window. When I have enough I'll send some clippings over 👍🏼

 

That reminds me I have some GSP growing in a plug for @Ratvan that will be good to go in a week or 2 as well...

 

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Ratvan
On 8/30/2021 at 2:01 AM, A.m.P said:

Most folks over stateside would kill for the selection and prices through livealgae.co lol...

i'd kill for that if some of the pieces ever stopped "regrowing" and became ready for sale 

 

On 8/30/2021 at 8:26 AM, Murphych said:

Got some, red tikvahiae,Taxifolia and Codium I'm regrowing as I want a small macro tank in the kitchen window. When I have enough I'll send some clippings over 👍🏼

 

That reminds me I have some GSP growing in a plug for @Ratvan that will be good to go in a week or 2 as well...

 

i wouldnt mind some of that taxifolia as well as anything thats on it. 

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28 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

i'd kill for that if some of the pieces ever stopped "regrowing" and became ready for sale 

 

i wouldnt mind some of that taxifolia as well as anything thats on it. 

I have some bits I collected from my DT. Had it all in the fug. Deleted the fug and sat it all in the DT. It all got sucked into the sock. So it's all currently regrowing in the sump..

I'll cut it up 3 ways and put some 8n with the GSP @Ratvan.

I have lots of brittle stars, brittle worms as well if you want some 

 

no Stomatella snails thought.. which I would love to have 

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4 minutes ago, Murphych said:

I have some bits I collected from my DT. Had it all in the fug. Deleted the fug and sat it all in the DT. It all got sucked into the sock. So it's all currently regrowing in the sump..

I'll cut it up 3 ways and put some 8n with the GSP @Ratvan.

I have lots of brittle stars, brittle worms as well if you want some 

 

no Stomatella snails thought.. which I would love to have 

I got some Stomatella, usually my population explodes then wanes off. Will see if i can grab any at that point. 

 

just thinking about it too but jbsmarines has started selling Macro, not many but its a start, plus microduster worms etc

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Murphych
24 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I got some Stomatella, usually my population explodes then wanes off. Will see if i can grab any at that point. 

 

just thinking about it too but jbsmarines has started selling Macro, not many but its a start, plus microduster worms etc

Oh yeah just had a look. That's handy..  you know what. It would be a little hobby that setting up a tank to supply macros and inverts to selective people... I might rethink my kitchen display idea you know. Wouldn't have to be a massive tank... 

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Ratvan

Livealgae not posting until at least 1st November 2021 due to ill health, need to find a new supplier 

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Ratvan

found another potential source, have placed a small order for a couple of macro's that i have not seen anywhere else in a long time. 

 

Website is www.plantedreef.co.uk

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Ratvan

plantedreef.co.uk review

 

received the macroalgae in a letter box sized box, really impressed with the size of the algae i was sent, the website mentions a "small" 5cm strand with a few off shoots and the below is what i received. Each was £5.99 with free delivery, and yes i purposely ordered the most invasive algae's i could find

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Small amount of water in each bag, sent in multiple bags so no leaks and was cello taped to the inside of the box, no heat pack but not needed as about half an hour rest within the tank and they were up to temperature

 

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Thumbs up for scale

 

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InAtTheDeepEnd

that's f.uckin huge! 😯

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Ratvan
Just now, InAtTheDeepEnd said:

that's f.uckin huge! 😯

I know, i wasnt sure what i would receive so went with a couple easy ones, the below interests me massively 

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A.m.P

Hayi is classic, popular, and gorgeous.

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