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Old 03-14-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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I have these things that look like small trees

without the leaves living on my live rock. Can anyone identify it?

Also--I have this crud all over the inside of the tank on the glass. Any clue?

I am still cycling and also have a nice crop of hair algae ya see there...

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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Whatever they are, they look neat!

The crud on the glass is normal for a cycling tank. You could use an algae scraper or a mag float to clean the glass. When you're done cycling and pick up your cleanup crew, they'll eat some of that stuff for you.
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Hard to see from the pix but it looks like a form of kelp though the photos a real blurry there. A tang or other herbivore will consume it quickly and its a generally a good thing to have.
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I agree it looks like some type of macro. The stuff on your glass is normal in a cycling tank.
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You've got some nice color going on in your tank though!
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:06 AM   #6
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I have the same on my rock. I believe they are a type of Bryozoan. Best pictures I have been able to find:
http://www.civgeo.rmit.edu.au/bryozo...e/candspa.html
http://www.civgeo.rmit.edu.au/bryozo...e/candara.html
http://www.civgeo.rmit.edu.au/bryozo...e/farcacu.html
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