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Old 05-03-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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Relocating 72g tank from college w algae issues

Hello all. I'm helping relocate my sons 72g tank from college and there are a few algae and other issues I'd like try and address when we set it back up. The tank currently has a pretty bad hair algae problem but there are also a couple of other items that I can't identify. There is a "fuzz" that envelopes certain pieces of live rock and a plant like growth on some of the rocks. Pics are attached. Any ideas on what these are and best way to get rid of it? If the plant like growth is not a problem I'd prefer to keep that. There is a very large and healthy pumping Xenia colony in the tank and most of the corals look healthy. Thanks for your thoughts. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-04-2015, 08:50 PM   #2
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The fuzz is either a bacterial or algae growth. I'd put my money on algae first.
As for the third picture, it is a type of caulerpa.
<head> <title>Macroalgae For Marine Reef Aquariums: Caulerpa racemosa var peltata
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When you take everything out, give the rocks a good scrub in old tank water. That won't solve the problem but will at least give you a head start ascetically.


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