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Old 10-04-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Algae growth

So Some weird algae is starting to take over some of my rocks in my tank. It looks almost like clovers. It's vine like and its has completely cover my birdsnest and is starting to choke it out. How do I save my birdsnest, and how do I get rid of this algae. I bought turbo snails and and a seahare and they won't tough it. I was told to turn the lights off, how long should I leave them off and will any of my sps corals die because of this ?


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Old 10-04-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Is it bryopsis? Manual removal is best. What are your water params?
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What size tank is this. It almost sounds like Calerpa. There are several types.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #4
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You sure its not really a Clove coral taking over your tank? Those things are impossible to remove from your tank. What color is it?
http://www.waltsmith.com/PhotoGaller...lovePolyp1.jpg

If you find it is algae, 3 day total lights out will take care of it, and not harm your SPS.

Bryopsis is a clean water algae and is tough to kill. You need to raise your MAG to over 1600 using Kent Tech M and keep it there until its dead.
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Here are a few pics of the algae. I turned the lights off and will leave them off for 3 days will this affect my anemone ?


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More pics of the algae, what kind of Algae does it look like, will leaving my lights off for 3 days affect my anemone ?


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Looks like turf algae. Are you running a Skimmer? Your going to need something to remove the yuck thats going to come from the lights being off.
Lights out will tick off the Anemone, won't harm him.
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