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Old 02-03-2011, 06:44 PM   #1
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what kind of algae is this?

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i have it sitting on top of my LR and was wonderign what it is, if i should worry about it or if its nothing.

it looks rather fuzzy
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can you easily scrape it off or blow it off with a power head? if so, it might be cyanobacteria. nothing to freak about, but it seems to be very common in new tanks.
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no i've used my power head to blow some dusts around to my filters and it hasn't moved. i'm goign to do a PWC this weekend and vacuum the sand a little bit so i'll see if it comes off easily.

it looks pretty cool so i was going to leave it, just wondering if it was benificial or not
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im with x, it also could be red coraline, and if your rock is naturally that purple im JEALOUS
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lol i love it. it wasn't really this purple at all with coralline algae but its really blossomed, so i like to think my water parameters and everything is is really well done and i'm **** proud of my accomplishment
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