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How do you kill Halimeda???

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reedman

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This stuff was nice at first, but it's sucking me dry on calcium. Does anyone know how to kill this stuff? I pull it out when I can get a grip on it, but it just grows back.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks
 

big t

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Most people complain that they can't grow that crap! I picked up a rock about 6 months ago and noticed it had about 1 leaf on it. That 1 leaf didn't do anyhting for 3 months. Then Jeff came over hand helped me 'rescape' Next thing I know I come home from SoCal, and I have a halimeda bush! Mine is going tomorrow!!!
 

CarlaW

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If I am not mistaken, I don't think anything really eats this stuff, like other macros. I would just start pulling it out whenever possible. Don't know if this helps, but I gave it a whirl. :D
 

szidls

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Hey Reed,

On a slightly different subject. We were talking to Mike about thinning the Kena tree forest in Shilo's tank. He said the only way to really get them out once established is to remove the rock from the tank, remove the tree and burn the area on the rock with a lighter where it was attached. Hopefully this will kill the root area. Maybe this technique would work with Halimeda? Just a thought.
Good luck, Scott
 

reedman

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Thanks all. I think I will keep thinning until I upgrade some day...then I will burn the little buggers out. If they would just grow and not take up calcium I wouldn't mind near as much.
 

Angelscrx

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Can you shade the area where it is growing so it doesn't get as much or any light? Maybe it will die off. Halemida turns to substrate abyways when it dies.
 
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