What is this macro?

jolt26

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looks like long strands of cheato connected to stems/branches. Any idea? will this be any good in nutrient export?
 

Samala

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?? If you're in the Philippines its a better chance that this macro will survive reef temps, so thats a good start at least. Can you get a better pic? Preferably with the macro in some water, good light, and try to do a close up of the fronds. IDing it will probably be easier from a pic like that.

As a wild guess.. it has the fine structure and the overall appearance of a small Caulerpa species, perhaps C. verticillata, though I'm not sure its distribution extends to your waters. Try that name on algaebase.org's image search.

>Sarah
 

jolt26

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based on algaebase, looks like any of the macros with "alvarezii" on it.

they say this macro is used as food (those gelatin-type deserts). will this be good for nutrient export on a reef tank?
 
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