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Old 01-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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algae identification

what kind of algae is this?

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Old 01-13-2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the pink algae?


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i attached better pictures. I am not referring to the coralline algae.

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I believe reefers call it green dust algae...
Links say it is one of the easier to deal with...
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Yes, that is very common green algae. It is more of a slime algae than a filament algae. It is a direct result of having some phosphate in the water. It is easily removed, most algae eaters like it and it is inevitable unless you run a nutrient poor system appropriate to SPS corals. A small amount of GFO or something like it will help some.


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