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Old 11-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Leave this plant or not?

In my smaller tank I have this 'stuff' growing like mad and I'm not sure if good/bad/neutral......it's in front of the yellow scroll coral.

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Looks like maidens hair algae. It can get out of control, and I'm not sure anything really eats it.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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Ack! It's growing out of one main stalk so I'm guess I should just yank it from the bottom. Should I do anything to the spot it was growing from? Super glue over it or anything?
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Is the macro covered in algae? Hard to tell, but if it is not most Maiden's Hair I've seen has rather straight strands and feels "wirey" to the touch. Looks almost chaeto-ish or even gracillaria-ish.....ish ish If it's not hurting anything I'd leave it, but then again I like algae.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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I would remove it looks like armpit hair LOL
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Hmmm....Looks a lot like bryopsis to me. Is it somewhat feathery?

If it is bryopsis you should start pulling it out now and be prepared to do so on a regular basis.

Supposedly the lettuce nudibranc will eat it but I have yet to see that happen.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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Yes, it is 'feathery' and not wirey
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I would yank it out of there and keep an eye on it because it will come back.
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I pulled it last night and I can see that it's going to come back.....I couldn't get it every little piece. Funny tho'.....I miss the color of it now!
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Haha...give it a week and it will be back.
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