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Old 03/24/2018, 07:11 PM   #1
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Some new pics of recent red macros I got-any tips on care?

So I just got these guys, one is a Galaxaura, the other is some bubbly plant I have no idea about. Any tips for how to grow these guys?

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Weird bubble plant with sticky bubbles.





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Old 03/24/2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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That galaxaura is pretty! I haven't kept that one but it looks calcified, so I'm guessing it likes calcium. The red grapes seem to prefer a little dimmer light than some. I'm no expert on that one either though. Google 'em.


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Old 03/24/2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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That galaxaura is pretty! I haven't kept that one but it looks calcified, so I'm guessing it likes calcium. The red grapes seem to prefer a little dimmer light than some. I'm no expert on that one either though. Google 'em.
Red grapes! Ok Ill check them out.


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Old 04/05/2018, 09:32 AM   #4
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When Red Grapes have that color, they are getting too much light. Bortacladia is collected in GOM between 60’ - 120’. At that depth, it has a dark burgundy color. As light intensifies, it goes from burgundy to red to orange to yellow. I do not find it attractive under bright light.


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Old 04/05/2018, 10:41 PM   #5
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the bottom are red grapes, yet either very neglected or just started to regrow - they should be deep red on long stems


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Old 04/08/2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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the bottom are red grapes, yet either very neglected or just started to regrow - they should be deep red on long stems
So all the grapes turned green/white and my damsel ate the rest. I moved the plant (or what remained, pretty much half the stem) to the bottom of my main display and the bubbles are starting to bud on it again. Their a deep red so the position should be enough light. Definitely a slow grower and will take a while to get up to a good height.


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Old 04/09/2018, 09:39 AM   #7
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I grew Red Grapes in a 55G tank with two 40W bulbs. At the end of five years, it was 16” tall and covered one third of tank as main display. It is a gorgeous display macro, unless you have Tangs or rabbits.


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