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    Flame Algae Light Spectrum

    What are the best wavelengths for growing flame algae in a refugium?

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    not sure but it sure is beutifull!

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    First time I've heard it called this

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    I'd say 12k to 15k. Mine loves the 15k kessils.

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    This is old. Flame algae. Red macro. Dragonsbreath (which is diffrent). Those r the names I've heard.
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    The stuff I have does great under leds, which I have set for a 20k color.

    But since it is a macro, I would guess most any light.

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    Are you referring to Halymenia durvillaea?
    How successful are you guys at keeping this Macro?
    "Chaos, confusion, despair...my work is done here."
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    I use a single par40 led which is around 17 watts and 5600 Kelvin, mine is growing pretty good, caulerpa too

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    4x39w t-5 ho, over a 50g fuge. ive run actinic and 10k's at one time and run 6700k another and I can't tell much difference with growth rates but have had it develop some serious illuminous pinkish/orangish firey tips when viewed under just actinincs. actually perefers cleaner water! I usually give it away when thining out the fuge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Are you referring to Halymenia durvillaea?
    How successful are you guys at keeping this Macro?

    I think it is a Halymenia sp. Not sure how many there are.
    Did a Google search on that name and came up with a wide variety of pictures.

    I bought a piece of it that was rooted to a small rock from a guy on another forum. Don't ask me how it is rooted. It's the only piece I've seen come this way.
    I have it in my 50 lps/sps tank and it grew like crazy under my Radion gen 1 fixture.
    It got really top heavy and that's when large pieces broke off.
    Now a few others have some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpiotrowski View Post
    4x39w t-5 ho, over a 50g fuge. ive run actinic and 10k's at one time and run 6700k another and I can't tell much difference with growth rates but have had it develop some serious illuminous pinkish/orangish firey tips when viewed under just actinincs. actually perefers cleaner water! I usually give it away when thining out the fuge
    Is your loose floating?

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    i have it under leds in the nem tank, under t5's in the fuge, and under t5's in the 60. 4 bulb on the 60, lower in the water column, no orrange tips. high in the water column in the fuge under a 2 bulb t5 and it has orange tips. orange tip and grows best in the nem tank, bit that tank also runs skimmerless.
    all mine is glues to rocks, but new growth breaks off. seems to like light and decent flow for me..
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    30 gallon nem tank /60 gallon softie tank/75 mixed reef /5 gallon pico (work tank)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfinn View Post
    Is your loose floating?
    when in contact with sand it roots. otherwise yes free floats/tumbles
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