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Old 06-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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indentification of this and removal solution!

What is this? Its taking over my tank and I hate it. Its growing way too fast and I dont know how to remove it from the tank. Is it harmful other than aesthetically? Any info is much appreciated!

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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its a sponge, they are good filter feeders, i would leave it if i were you, but if its a must some angels will snack on it
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I think he is talking about the cayno bacteria. ???
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I dont have cyano, just red algae. I was wondering about the white thing. Any idea of what species?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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I dont have cyano, just red algae. I was wondering about the white thing. Any idea of what species?

PS can you take a closer pic of this red algae, it does apear to be cyano which is a red slime or can come in a blue/green form also
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Yeah I will tmr when my lights come back on! Its more of a red velvet kind more than slimy but ill take a couple shots so you can see it well.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:23 AM   #7
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is it hard or soft, its possible its coralline algae, i've had it form branches, atleast i think it was coralline algae, i used to use purple up which would grow a redish coraline algae while maintaining high magnesium calcium and alk makes a nice pink/purple encrusting algae
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Its hard and very thin. I've taken a sample of rock to lfs, the manager said it was nothing to worry ab and it was a type of red algae. So im not too worried about it. Plus I've had the tank running for like 5 years, no negative effects from it. Grazers even grub on it during the day. Heres a picture of my tank, and before its even said, I know I have too much live rock!

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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It doesn't look like you have too much rock. It just looks like the rocks are to big. They look like boulders in there, no real caves for fish to hide and play.
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Its hard and very thin. I've taken a sample of rock to lfs, the manager said it was nothing to worry ab and it was a type of red algae. So im not too worried about it. Plus I've had the tank running for like 5 years, no negative effects from it. Grazers even grub on it during the day. Heres a picture of my tank, and before its even said, I know I have too much live rock!

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There is such a thing as too much live rock!?! 0.o
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