Ulva-sea lettuce, the super food!

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Post  liquidg on 14th September 2014, 12:21 pm

The most common variation of this marine plant featured grows to 400 to 500 millimetres in diameter and best achieved at this size in sheltered areas with low light and high nutrients, just like cyano!

In some countries, Ulva is part of the human diet being high in dietary fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals to say the least.
It is very high in calcium and high in iron like most sea weeds/plants and algae, so to grow it you need to dose calcium and iron each day along with keeping PH stable, as it will literally suck the alkalinity out of the water.
Then it contains a large proportion of iodine, aluminium, nickel, vitamins A, B1, C, sodium, potassium, magnesium, soluble nitrogen, phosphorous, chloride, silicon, rubidium, strontium, barium, radium, cobalt, boron, trace elements and so and so on!

There are over 50 variations found over all in cool waters and tropical areas of the marine plant Ulva through out the world and is extremely similar in its make up of a large proportion of cyano bacteria as spirulina and kelp, in fact all three are mostly comprised of cyano bacteria, thatís why they are such incredible super foods for all omnivores and herbivores.

Best kept in temps from 24c max down to 18c minimum for fast growth including high levels of phosphates and nitrates if possible.
Dose with all that algae unusually needs along with sps corals to keep it healthy and flourishing.
I have it in my aquariums but the herbivores don't let it show much.

This is how I grow it.
Ulva-sea lettuce, the super food! Growing-ulva-_zps0565bfd6

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