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Old 03-18-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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Pink algae on rock

I recently have started to get a lot of pink hair type algae all over my rocks, what kind of algae is this and how can I get rid of it. Nitrates are at 0 and I am trying to lower my phosphates, they are around .25

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:23 AM   #2
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Could be cyano bacteria, can we get a pic?
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It is really fuzzy though, can cyano be fuzzy like that?
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Sometimes it can be, a pic would really help in identifying it.
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I'll try to get one
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Old 03-19-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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Here is the pic of the algae, it is the best ones I could get. It is a fuzzy pink algae.
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I have some of that in my tank. However, I don't know what it is. I have something that looks really similar, but black, as well.
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bump, please need some answers
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my cyno looked like similar to that except it had a more maroon tint to it. i did a coupld weekly water changes and it went away. sorry i couldn't be of more help but maybe try to syphon it off of the rock and do a quick water change. then go from there.
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Still need help on this one, anyone got answers??
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