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Old 11-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Algae?

What is this on my frag? Look like a red type of algae?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I think it's Cyano. Red slime
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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It's not cyano. I treated with chemiclean and it didn't remove it. It's also not a film over the rock it has more of a plating algae it seems.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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By the looks of the small red "leaf" coming off the side, I'd say it is more likely a macro algae of some sort. Is it overtaking the frag? I would just take the frag out and scrub it off with a brush if you don't want it. If you do, you can just remove a big piece of it then scrub the rest off and just replace the frag.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Alright I might take some off to grow. But I do plan on scrubbing it off with a toothbrush after I save some. Would this be good algae for a sump?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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I think you might have bryposis which is a type of macroalgae. I had it a while back. I stupidly threw out all my live sand and live rock an started over again because it got so bad. And it's already starting to come back. I'm treating the tank with magnesium cause I heard that should kill it. Good luck.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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Isn't there a Kent M product some people use that contains magnesium?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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That's exactly what I'm using. I've read great thunder about it
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #9
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Just be careful what you use. Lot of medications and pest control depletes tank if oxygen. You don't want to kill everything else in the process.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:30 AM   #10
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I've heard good stuff about the kent supplement. And I feel like my tank is getting enough aeration.
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