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Old 05-16-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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Can someone help me ID this algae

I'm not too sure what it is it looks like thick skin on just a corner of my tank..prob from low water movement but I'm curious as to what type it is so I can read about it
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Form of cyanobacteria?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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I would say cyno as well. Is it a new tank?
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Deff cyano
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone..no it's about a year old..so I guess relatively new
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #6
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Yup, cyno - caused by excess nutrients, too much feeding, too much/long light periods, not enough water changes
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every new tank goes through it
nothing more water changes and more flow can't solve
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Okay cool I figured it was something like that..I cracked my tank so about 3 months ago I had to move it to a new tank but I laid new sand..maybe had a mini cycle?
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Okay cool I figured it was something like that..I cracked my tank so about 3 months ago I had to move it to a new tank but I laid new sand..maybe had a mini cycle?
BINGO! That sure would do it, last time I move a few rocks(About half) It seemed to toss my tank into a Mini Cycle. Im sure Disturbing the sand bed sure would help with excess nutrients being released into the water.
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