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Old 10-28-2013, 04:36 AM   #1
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Omg annoying algae!!!!

I usually don't scrape the back glass of my tank cause I let the trochus snails eat the green algae mat that forms back there. So a week ago I decided to scrape the glass and do a water change. I used ALL dead rock from Marco rocks so no funky hitch hiking algae came along. So yesterday I see this hair algae growing, but it's not the regular hair algae. It's stiff and not wavy like regular hair algae. This didn't show up till I scraped the back glass. HELP!! Tank has been up for 2 years now...

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Old 11-01-2013, 05:55 AM   #2
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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I haven't seen algae like that, so I can't help. All I know is the basics, check parameters, do water changes and let the CUC do the rest. My other half scrapes the hair algae off the back panel, but I can't tell whether it helps to be honest. I just let him get on with it.
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http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.ph...d=54&Itemid=60

Looks like it could be bryopsis or green turf algae.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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I had the same thing happen to me. I was away for 10 days and when I scraped the algae off my glass, stringy green stuff came off a and a small piece latched onto a rock. I thought I took it all off but I didn't. I think it's turf algae. My algae eating fish and CuC won't touch it. I eventually dipped the rock in hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the stuff. The rock has zoas on it and the peroxide didn't kill them at all
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