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Old 11-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Type of algae??

Got a small section growing want to make sure it's now a bad algae while its small! It's purple/maroon colored, and looks slightly fuzzy. When it started nothing was near it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Here check this article out I just posted it on someone else's thread too..

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Is it slimy? If so it's cyano. It's a bacteria not an algae if it is. It's a result of excess nutrients.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Is it slimy? If so it's cyano. It's a bacteria not an algae if it is. It's a result of excess nutrients.
Don't know guess ill have to touch it when I get home. Lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:03 AM   #5
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neon yellow green algae?

I saw your pic I remembered my dilemma earlier until the guy from lfs told me it's algae, my phosphate is .25ppm and it looks nice to me. Will I be bothered with this algae? I'm new to SW..

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Don't hijack his thread, but yes it's a bad sign of excess nutrients which are not good. Some corals stop growing at 0.05 phosphates so get that down.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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Don't hijack his thread, but yes it's a bad sign of excess nutrients which are not good. Some corals stop growing at 0.05 phosphates so get that down.
Can you explain the term nutrient? As a human I know what it means but how are nutrients comparable in a tank, food? Or other things too.
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Cool

[QUOTE] Don't hijack his thread, but yes it's a bad sign of excess nutrients which are not good. Some corals stop growing at 0.05 phosphates so get that down.
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I think he was referring to the trace elements that we added in our aquarium for the corrals
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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No I wasn't. I'm referring to decaying foods, fish poop and such. Pretty much you need to feed less, get a better filter, or do more water changes.
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No I wasn't. I'm referring to decaying foods, fish poop and such. Pretty much you need to feed less, get a better filter, or do more water changes.
I just cut back on feeding thinking this was my problem. I have a sump with refug so I thins my filtration is good, and I do 5gl water changed (55gl tank) weekly. I'm thinking its over feeding.
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