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    Red Algae?

    No not cyno

    There's a red macro algae (I think IJO had it on his site a while back) that tangs apperently love to eat.

    I can't seem to find the common name but I think it might be a Gracillaria sp.

    Anyone know what it is?

    Better still, anyone in the Ottawa area have a handful I can snag?

    Thanks!
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    Ivan called it "tang heaven" ... did a quick google on that and found

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/redalgfaq2.htm

    There's a bunch of different kinds there.

    Hope it helps,

    Steph

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    That's it thanks and it is red Gracillaira. Brain fart lol

    Anyone in the Ottawa area have a bit I can snag to grow it?

    Thanks!
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    Anyone in the Ottawa area have any of this stuff? (Tang Heaven / red Gracillaira)

    Thanks!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    I think I have some of this in my tank at work. If I do, you're more than welcome to some of it.

    CRES: the algae on the tank at work, is it the algae that Krugar is looking for ?
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    That would be cool, I'm going to toss it into my 10G to grow it until I get my fuge set up.

    Thanks
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