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Old 05-22-2002, 02:20 AM   #1
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i have this black stringy/feathery stuff growing off of my crushed coral.
what is this? is this good or is this a bad thing/ if its bad or good how do i get rid of it because it looks like death.

thank i appreciate it
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Old 05-22-2002, 07:56 AM   #2
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Sounds like some form of undesirable algae.

Is there anyway you could take a photo of it and attach it to the message? That would help out tremdiously.

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What type of lights and how long do you leave them on?
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Is it black or just a very dark green?
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Old 05-22-2002, 09:38 PM   #4
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it looks dark green/brownish.

i've had my tank set up for about 1.5 month, 35gallon tank, 2 powerheads, backpack skimmer, about 20 lb of live rock 2 peppermint shrimp and 9 snails. all is alive still but this stuff scares me and it keeps on growing. i'll do some tests on my water and post a pic later tonight.

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Old 05-22-2002, 09:49 PM   #5
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The pic will help alot but I suspect you have a form of cyanobacteria.
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