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Old 08-22-2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what algae this is and should i get rid as it looks quite cool
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Can anyone tell me what algae this is and should i get rid as it looks quite cool
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:04 PM   #3
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Looks like turf algae to me. Nutrients in the water column. Can survive off of very small amounts of nutrients. Will need many water changes with ro/di water along with manual removal.


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it looks like green hair algae good indicator your phosphates are up , spreads fairly fast
manual removal along with sucking it out , doing Larger water changes will help lower phosphate levels and aid with the removal of the hair . if this algae is allowed to grow it will takeover very fast.
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The hair algae ive just about got on top of,tank was covered now just alittle here and there.
But the other stuff is a redish/purple and is only in two places. Looks cool tbh,but i should get rid yeah?


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the red stuff is it hard or is it slimy . if it's hard it is prob coraline forming this one is safe ,
if its slimy you can use a tooth brush to scrub it off during water change . both red or green algae sources need fuel to survive find the source and remove it your algae will be gone.
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Tbh niether,its kinda leafy almost like a bush
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Everything seems to be doing well
And like i say ive had a few different alae blooms and managed to get rid,via large water changes more often toothbrush and pulling some out,and this stuff i just left as looked good,but will pull out next wc.
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Photos arnt great from my phone either
But while im here maybe you could id this
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Its white in real life
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Nudibranch maybe couldnt get a pic of the top of it so i understand may not be able to make an id on it. I also found a star fish but couldnt get a pic cos moved by the time i got my phone but had very small body and long legs


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Photos arnt great from my phone either
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Its white in real life
Also not to sure what this slug thing is
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Nudibranch maybe couldnt get a pic of the top of it so i understand may not be able to make an id on it. I also found a star fish but couldnt get a pic cos moved by the time i got my phone but had very small body and long legs


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looks like a flat worm I would catch it while you see it as they will disappear into the rocks , eat your corals at night , I had one like that a while ago I didn't catch him right away he drove me nuts
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