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Old 03-30-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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So I had my diatom outbreak on my sandbed about a month ago. Soon after it turned from brown to a vary dark green. It is big chunks of what almost look like algae. The problem is my crab keeps getting his feet stuck in it and I have to keep pulling it off of him. I can't get a picture of it saddly but I have no idea what it is or what to do. Testing was all at 0. salinity is at. .26 .27 my tank has been up for almost 3 months now
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.027 is a little on the high side. i have never heard of a crab getting stuck in algae. when you touch it, is it slimy, or furry? if it's slimy, it could be cyanobacteria.
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My sg is now at about .25 .26 its not really slimy its hard clumps. Like I have to put a decent amount of force on the clumps to break them apart. I wish I could take a picture. It doesn't seem to bee really bothering anyone health wise I just wish I knew what this was
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probably turf algae of some sort. don't you have a camera on your phone?
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Yeah I do but I try to post it but it never uploads for some reason
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Post it to imageshack.us then share the link

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i use photobucket. works good too.
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