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Best types of algae for your refugium system.

Best types of algae for your refugium system.

Best types of algae for your refugium system.

When we talk about a refugium tank, it usually involves part of the system connected to the main tank sharing the same tank water which many hobbyists grow beneficial algae to remove excess nutrient from the water acting as an additional form of filtration.

So what is the types of Algae suitable to grow in your Refugium system?

1.     Caulpera Algae ( Caulerpa spp. )

Calera forms part of the family which grow rather quick with a various variant with leaves which look like ferns or grapes.  When harvest regularly, it acts as a nutrient export mechanism which helps to absorb nutrient ( phosphate & nitrate) present in the water.
2.     Red Bamboo Algae

This is another types of algae which is commonly found in local Fish store. It act as a good source of foods for some of the tangs as well. However the growth rate is rather slow, and you need to have more in the system in order for it to be effective.

3.     Chaeto

By far one of the most popular and widely used types of algae in a refugium tank system. It’s the amazing growth rate and hardy nature helps to absorb nutrient from the water faster comparing to another type of algae making this the number one choice reefer love to have in their refugium system. Chaeto does not turn sexual comparing to other species of algae as well which make it safer for all system.

Larry Ng

Larry Ng (aka Harlequinmania )- Blogger, chef editor of SRC, and experience reef keeper, with over twenty years in the marine aquarium hobby. His love and crazy for marine life and fish keeping since a young age has turned his passion into a lifelong hobby. His personal 1000 gallon tank, and setup has been featured on the magazine and video.