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Old 08-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Some macro algae IDs please

I was just curious if any of these things are desirable in the home aquarium, or should I start removing all of them asap. I use ro/di water, and rinse all frozen foods (feed 1/4 cube every other day), nitrates at 5ppm, not sure what else may be causing this algae. I only have about 15 snails in the 55, and running a octopus skimmer at the moment. Thanks for any help on figuring out what these things are.

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This one has 2 different things in it..thought i read it may be mermaid's wine glass and neomeris?

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Thanks for any help id'ing these things.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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Sorry pictures are so small, I'll edit them when I get home from work, probably make it easier to see what I'm asking about. Thanks.
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1st 2 look like hair algae, can't tell on the 3rd, but possibly valonia, the last is neomeris annulata (Caterpillar Weed) and acetabularia crenulata (Mermaids wineglass).
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1st 2 look like hair algae, can't tell on the 3rd, but possibly valonia, the last is neomeris annulata (Caterpillar Weed) and acetabularia crenulata (Mermaids wineglass).

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Caterpillar is on the left, very hard to get rid of. The green is not tasty to any critter that I know of. They thrive in calcareous tanks.
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Caterpillar is on the left, very hard to get rid of. The green is not tasty to any critter that I know of. They thrive in calcareous tanks.
Which picture are you referring to? Thanks
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Sorry, just saw ccCapt's response about neomeris. Thanks guys. Should I try plucking everything off the rocks? or is any of that macro desirable?
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They tend to thrive when there is excess nutrient in the water. The hair should be taken care of through PWCs and less lighting/feeding.
The other macros will also depend on water nutrient. The neomeris is tough to get rid of.
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