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AlgaeScape?

Has anyone ever tried to create something beautiful out of algae, the scourge of the aquascaping world?
I ask because I have a 12gal. JBJ nanocube with 48W of lighting (it used to be a nanoReef) and i havn't tried to plant it for fear of an inevitable algae outbreak.
But what if rather than fear the algae, I embrace it, and attempt to create an aquascape of algae?
I think this tank might be the perfect environment to attempt such an experiment.
Any and all thoughts are welcome.


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That sounds like an awesome idea! Good luck! Some BBA would look great, I actually like it....


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After looking at many algae infested tanks, I truly do not think the most common algae will look good.
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Believe it or not i have! In my five gallon, before the java moss it was coated in hair algae i believe, and i just trimmed it up so that it covered the driftwood like a moss. It actually looked really good, however it made the tank hard to clean...


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none of the pics work on the Algae original thread... it must be too old

Edit: nevermind i tried to view the pic a few hours later and it worked, and indeed that is a cool tank

I want to try using nothing but algae(and maybe cyano) and a hardscape


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I had my box filter absolutely covered in a couple inches deep staghorn algae back in the day and it looked pretty good. The algae didn't grow anywhere else. It eventually disappeared though...

There are also some nifty macro algae like Charra and Nitella sp that you can check out.

Charra is like mini hornwort. Granted Charra is hard to find in stores. ...I got mine from the wild. I don't have any right now though. I think my image is broken because I can't see it.

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look to sewingalot's threads, she plays with algae.
on vacation from the forum right now but she has grown a bunch of green tanks LOL


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