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Old 08-29-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Algae

I have a couple algae questions. One, I have algae growing off of my hob filter I included a picture. Is this bad? Two, I have a bright green substance growing on my LR. I thought it was coraline at first but when I was moving one of my rocks I felt the green stuff and it was slimy. Pictures are included.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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39 gallon (2yrs) 40lbs live sand. 23 lbs LR (still collecting) , 1 turbo snail, 5 Nasarius snails, 10 blue knuckle hermits, 1 zebra hermit, 1 scarlet hermit, 5 red tip hermits, 1 Green Chromis, 1 Blue Damsel, ? Ricordia, candy cane coral.

135gallon (2 months)
125lbs live sand, 100lbs live rock, 2 175W Metal Halide, 1 175W VHO Actinic (so far). Berlin Protein Skimmer in 40 Gallon Sump. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's. 10 Nassarius, 10 mexican turbos, 10 astreas, 20 Blue Leg Hermits, 20 Scarlet Hermits, 5 Emerald crabs, 5 peppermint shrimp. 1 Copper Band butterfly, 2 False Perculas, 1 Javanese Damsel.
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The slimy stuff on your lr and filter I would guess is some type of cyanobacteria. The green algae I can't tell. Possibly hair algae but here are some links for you to look through.

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/GradStu...studyguide.htm

http://omp.gso.uri.edu/discovery/biota.htm#alg

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/greenalg.htm
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looks like hair algae of some type, It does not look 100% like cyno to me?? time will tell.
have you tested for Nitrates and phosphates and what type of water are you using.
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