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Old 11-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #11
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I would say that all the macro algae in your system is consuming it both in the fuge and in the DT.

Have you tested for phosphates? What about silicates?
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Here is a good article on it:
Strap brown seaweeds (Dictyota) on the Shores of Singapore
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I have tested for phospates and it shows up as zero. I have no test for silicates.

thincat: thanks for the article. The stuff I have is similar to that in the pictures. Not quite the same, but as they mention: there are over 70 different kinds.

I have done some other reading on it and unlike other algae, like hair algae, this stuff can grow in pristine water conditions as well.

Someone recently mentioned long-spined urchins might eat it...but might not. Same answer that I got for the fox-face as well.
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what about turbosnails to help. i have some in my tankand they just chow the daylights outta any algea in my tank
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Do you have corals? If not kill your lights untill its gone and if you do have corals you can still shut your lights down for a couple days at a time and It should help slow the stuff down until you figure out a solution.
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That would be easy. Yes, I have corals. I have some great yumas, goniporas, and some cool aussie corals. So, a blackout like that is not an option....sadly

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