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Old 08-27-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Red Algae growing on my Coralline algae?

Does anyone have any idea what this is? I don't think it's red slim! Someone please help! It's starting to take over and I want to nip it in the bud!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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How do I get rid of it as well?
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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So, if I'm hearing you correctly, you want to kill off the pretty red algae that's covering up the purple algae that you are overwhelmed with? What is the texture? Is it soft or hard like coralline? If it's hard like coralline, it's coralline. It does come in many colors.
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It's kinda like a fuzz that grows over the Purple Coralline Algae. It's easy to come off. I just scratched it with my finger nail and it came right off..... But it's starting to spread to all my rock and I'm getting nervous cause I don't want it to completely take over!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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Cyano bacteria
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Cyano bacteria
Isn't that basically red slime?
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If it's fuzz, then it's not cyano. Cyano is slimy. It could be what people call "red turf" algae.
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If it's fuzz, then it's not cyano. Cyano is slimy. It could be what people call "red turf" algae.
So I did some research on this stuff and this is not it either. Red turf seems to be like a long hair algae or something. If that makes any sense. Lol What I have is like a very low fuzz. It spreads over the purple cora algae. I can try and post a better picture if it will help.
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red turf doesn't always come in a long hair form. Are your water parameters off?
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