Pom Pom Gracilaria (Gracilaria hayi)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings

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With a bright red and burgundy hue and graced with sharply tapered, flame-like fronds, Pom Pom Gracilaria adds a splash of color and texture to any tank or refugium. It is also makes a healthy live seaweed food for herbivorous fishes. See below for more information.

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Pom Pom Gracilaria macroalgae Gracilaria hayi

The Pom Pom Gracilaria hayi plant, sometimes referred to as Red Bush macroalgae, is an exceptionally beautiful macroalgae. Between bright red and burgundy in hue and graced with sharply tapered, flame-like fronds, it adds a splash of color and texture to any refugium or saltwater aquarium. Pom Pom Gracilaria is a fast growing and hardy macroalgae when kept under proper conditions. It is also great for nutrient export in saltwater aquarium systems. Additionally, it is prized by many herbivorous fish keepers (especially tangs) as a healthy live seaweed food.

Pro Tip: Pom Pom Gracilaria can be grown out in the refugium and new growth can be trimmed and fed to herbivorous fish as a tasty treat.

Pom Pom Gracilaria macroalgae Care Info

Species: Gracilaria hayi
Difficulty: Moderate
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: 60watt bulb 5,000K or higher spectrum, 8 hour photoperiod per day
Waterflow: Medium, can be set in refugium/display or tumbled gently
Water Parameters: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron (optional)

Size Guide:

Golf Ball: Approx. 1/16 lb (29 grams)
Tennis Ball: Approx. 1/8 lb (57 grams)
Soft Ball: Approx. 1/4 lb (114 grams)

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*Please note that while we go to great lengths to treat, quarantine and remove any unwanted parasites, hitchhikers, and other organisms from our macroalgae we do not guarantee that this item is completely and totally free of anything unwanted. This is because sometimes spores, eggs, etc can remain viable but not visible, despite our strict quarantine procedure. We strive to have the cleanest and highest quality macroalgae on the market. AlgaeBarn always recommends that you properly quarantine anything new before adding it to your tank. All of our macroalgae, and everything else we sell comes with a 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee.

The images on this page are for example only, actual product appearance may vary.

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Golf Ball, Tennis Ball, Soft Ball, 1/2 lb, 1 lb

2 reviews for Pom Pom Gracilaria (Gracilaria hayi)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I decided to go with the smaller “golf ball” size piece of gracilaria to add to my display tank for a nice pop of color and texture. They must use huge golfballs in Colorado because I received one piece about the size of a large lemon with two smaller pieces about the size of a walnut. The stuff looks great, nice and healthy with a beautiful burgundy color. 100% recommend this macro, well worth the $15. Can’t imagine how much you’ll get if you order the 1lb package.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    There was a slight delay with USPS (3 days) so i was fearing the worst. Then when i got the package i opened it up. They packed everything very well. a wool lined bag with a heat pack (I live in Minnesota). The algae and other goods i got in the bag were still alive and moving around like nothing was wrong. The “golf ball” size was a loose term i would say, it would be closer to a baseball size. Came in a nice plastic jar tightly packed with a little water for transport. My lawnmower blenny and my Halloween urchin b-lined to it and ate almost half already (2 days in the tank). going need to order a larger one next time. Great product and worth the wait

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