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Been a long time since I've been here!

I'm looking for an assortment of saltwater plants and macro algaes to start planting my 240 reef.
Let me know if you've got some clippings of anything mundane or crazy.

Thanks!
 

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Well I don't have any documentation stating either side of the case, but plenty of macros are available online and I know they're sold locally among SD hobbyists.
If I've successfully convinced you to ship me some plants, let me know. :biggrin:
 

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Bump - that reminds me, naturalwonders - selling, trading, and I believe possessing any of the nine banned Caulerpa sp. is illegal in CA. See sccat.net. Perhaps that's what you were thinking of?
 

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Check California fish and game codes. Most if not all of the macro algae is illegal here.


Well I don't have any documentation stating either side of the case, but plenty of macros are available online and I know they're sold locally among SD hobbyists.
If I've successfully convinced you to ship me some plants, let me know. :biggrin:
 

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Check California fish and game codes. Most if not all of the macro algae is illegal here.
Doesn't sound right...

Section 2300 of the code is the only actual place that the word "algae" is used.

2300. (a) No person shall sell, possess, import, transport,
transfer, release alive in the state, or give away without
consideration the salt water algae of the Caulerpa species:
taxifolia, cupressoides, mexicana, sertulariodes, floridana,
ashmeadii, racemosa, verticillata, and scapelliformis.

2271. (a) No live aquatic plant or animal may be imported into this
state without the prior written approval of the department pursuant
to regulations adopted by the commission.
EXCEPTION:
(3) Ornamental marine or freshwater plants and animals that are
not utilized for human consumption or bait purposes and are
maintained in closed systems for personal, pet industry, or hobby
purposes.
(c) The section does not apply to any live aquatic plant or animal
imported by a registered aquaculturist.
 

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most of the so called marine plants are of the family caulerpa. There are a few that are not that are in the aquarium trade. That is the reason that the stores do not have the plants for sale. You live in San Diego. Go into a store and ask them for a marine aquatic plant. They will more than likely tell you that they can not sell them.

Doesn't sound right...

Section 2300 of the code is the only actual place that the word "algae" is used.

2300. (a) No person shall sell, possess, import, transport,
transfer, release alive in the state, or give away without
consideration the salt water algae of the Caulerpa species:
taxifolia, cupressoides, mexicana, sertulariodes, floridana,
ashmeadii, racemosa, verticillata, and scapelliformis.

2271. (a) No live aquatic plant or animal may be imported into this
state without the prior written approval of the department pursuant
to regulations adopted by the commission.
EXCEPTION:
(3) Ornamental marine or freshwater plants and animals that are
not utilized for human consumption or bait purposes and are
maintained in closed systems for personal, pet industry, or hobby
purposes.
(c) The section does not apply to any live aquatic plant or animal
imported by a registered aquaculturist.
 

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Only the nine listed species of Caulerpa are illegal in California but there are many other caulerpas and 1000's of other macro's that are not illegal. I do believe that all species of Caulerpa are banned in San Diego so you won't find them in shops. There are lots of other macros to choose from. Aquatic Warehouse always seems to have a few species in stock.

Bruce
 
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