Looking for a variety of macro algae

reddevilant

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I'm looking to buy a lot of different types of macros to add to my collection in a 90g tank I started in January. I already have and thus not looking for:
-Red Ogo
-Red/pink galaxaura
-Blue scroll algae
-Red titanophora
-Blue hypnea
-Red king thorn
-Botryocladia Occidentalis (red grape)
-Bryothamnion

I'm not really looking for greens at the moment other than maybe some different codium algaes. So if you have anything that I don't lmk! Here is a list of some specific algae I'm very interested in that I've seen on various websites that are either unavailable or from overseas and doesn't ship to the US.

From Algae barn/Live Aquaria - Halymenia dilatata (Dragon's tongue), the one that looks more like a orange blue hypnea bush and not the flat, leafy halymenia (dragons breathe)

From Gulf Coast Ecosystems - Portieria

From Addictive Reef Keeping - Chondria coerulescens

From LA Reefs - Blue ochtodes - Codium lucasii -"Martian rose" algae (looks like a red mermaids fan) -Red palm macro -"Violet Flames" macro - and any of the red macros that resemble ulva

From Reef Cleaners out of season section - Acanthophora spicifera (Spiny Algae) - Eucheuma - Flamingo Feather Algae - Fire Fern - Green Agardhiella - Laurencia - Liagora - Padina Scroll algae - Titanophora encrustans

From Live Algae UK - Cryptonemia Crenulata - Gracilaria Curtissae - Gracilaria Vermiculophylla - Halymenia Maculata - Gracilaria Mammillaris - Rhodopeltis sp. - Nemastoma Sp - Chondria Sp - Solieria spp.

I appreciate and applaud you if you read through all of that lol. But yeah, if you have anything I don't have yet please message me and help me complete my macro menagerie! Thanks!
 

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FYI - I got my dragon tongue from "Macro-Algae" here on Ebay. Amazing fluorescence. They have a lot of good red algae. Small frags, but for much cheaper than other places.

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I'm looking to go with a variety of decorative algae in display similar to what you have done as well as the common macro in sump (green lettuce, red ogo, chaeto) but I'm wondering how soon can I add the algae? I'm in the brown diatom phase as I just recently cycled and have very low nitrates as my bio load is currently very small. I do have a kessil H80 for sump lighting.
 
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Hello! So you're actually at a great spot right now. I made the mistake of adding the macros a little too early so I've had to balance fighting the brown diatoms and keeping up nutrients for the macros. I highly recommend Brightwell's Micorbacter7 as that has started to kill off the diatoms after a week or two. I'd say once they start going away you could add the macros and they should out compete any remaining diatoms. You could then even start dosing nitrates if you need. I'd also say flow is really important too. Generally for corals you want 20x turnover and I've noticed its great for the macros too. Before I hit the 20x the macros were just living but not really growing significantly. Also, if it's your first time with macros I'd suggest going with reds first, they're much more forgiving when it comes to going sexual and you won't have to trim them as often.
 
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