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Old 02-20-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Algae identification

I just took over this tank does anyone have any advice on what algae these pics are and how to get rid of any or all of it ? Are they or bad? Any additions to tank that will clean it up?

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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The first pic is bryopsis. Bad algae. Some things may pick at it, but Nothing is 100% guaranteed. (Emerald crabs, Sea hare...)
The second looks like Majano Anemones. Also bad. these will have to be manually killed. (Kalkwasser paste in a syringe, Joes Juice, Aptasia-X)
Pic 3 and 4 are fine.
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The first pic is bryopsis. Bad algae. Some things may pick at it, but Nothing is 100% guaranteed. (Emerald crabs, Sea hare...)
The second looks like Majano Anemones. Also bad. these will have to be manually killed. (Kalkwasser paste in a syringe, Joes Juice, Aptasia-X)
Pic 3 and 4 are fine.
For the bryopis are thoses the only things that will help with it,or is there a treatment that can be given?


Majano do I treat it while in the tank? And can treatments be bought at fish store?

Thanks for all your help!

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Also why are they bad?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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Bryopsis is bad because it will take over the tank and choke out your coral. Majano anemones are pests because they spread and sting corals.
For the algae, you can manually remove it or try to get something to eat it, but to really control it, you need to get your nutrients down. They thrive on nitrates and phosphates.
For the anemones, you can treat them in the tank, though if you are able to remove that rock, it will make it a lot easier to treat them without affecting water quality.
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For the bryopis are thoses the only things that will help with it,or is there a treatment that can be given?


Majano do I treat it while in the tank? And can treatments be bought at fish store?

Thanks for all your help!

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Yes, you can try raising your magnesium levels. Google "raising magnesium to kill bryopsis" and you will find a lot of info on it.
You can purchase stuff to kill majano anemones at the LFS. You would use the same stuff they have for aptasia anemones (Joes Juice, or Aptasia-X)
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Day three of tank running. Here are some pics of things poping up. Remember im very new with sw so any help with the identy would be great. Also are they are good/bad and how to remove if bad. Any suggestions are welcome also.

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Picture 2 is the only bad thing I see so far (of the new images). It's another majano anemone IMO.
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Picture 2 is the only bad thing I see so far (of the new images). It's another majano anemone IMO.
I have alot of them through out the tank is the a way to get rid of them all at once? Woukd you happen to kniw the name of any of the others im trying to compile a list of what I have in there ?
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For the anemones peppermint shrimps works wonders they love those things and for your algae you can use mexican turbo snails they are algae monsters
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