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Old 01-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hair Algae or Bryposis?

im trying to figure out if i have an outbreak of hair algae or bryposis . first of all does hair algae have defined stock? .. does hair algae usually take over glass?

ive tried to lower my lighting i have zero phosphates and still cant figure out what is going on with this algae? the turbos wont touch it... they dont want it so is it possible that i have misidentified my algae?

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Any chance you can get a pic? Hair algae looks a lot different than Bryopsis.
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A pic will help if you can.
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Hmmm, I can see you confusion (at least from the pic I am seeing), the bubbles are what you are thinking about. The blurry pic is tough to see (1st pic). I'll have to digress to the experts for that one. The 2nd pic is another macro algae (still a little toug to see from the pic). 3rd, feather dusters, unless there is something I'm missing. 4th, I see some shells, so I don't know what I'm supposed to be seeing (eyesight is getting bad in my old age...sorry).
Last pic, nice scaping!
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in pic 3 i was trying to take a shot of the glass so you can see the algae on there

in pic 4 i am talking about the neon green stuff on the rock in the foreground


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The first pic looks like Hair algea. Here are some pics of what each looks like.

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Pic three looks like the beginnings of coraline...the lime green color.

Pic 1 looks like it could be bryopsis. If the algae looks feathery and has a defined stalk it probably is bryopsis. Get it out as best you can and you will never be rid of it. It is a very tough algae to get rid of. The pics that Mike provided are what I was going to link you to.
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definitly has a defined stock... man that sucks.. how negitivly does it affect corals... or is it just an eye sore?

any ideas on pic 2. it was on the rock when i got it it feels wirey and has grown.

any ideas on how to help the algae problem... its too slippery to rip out with my hand... could i put it out of light and still keep the shrooms alive?

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Here is a good link on nuisance algea.
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