Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Grass?

This is not algae, it came on my live rock and I
think it's sweet... Is there a name for it? And is it a POSSIBILITY that it is why I never really see nitrates?

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3241741090.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	127731
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
This is not algae, it came on my live rock and I
think it's sweet... Is there a name for it? And is it a POSSIBILITY that it is why I never really see nitrates?
That's cool stuff!
__________________

__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Yeah that is why you don't see nitrates. Looks just like the hair algae I nuked out of my tank. Why do you say it isn't algae?
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
This is not algae, it came on my live rock and I
think it's sweet... Is there a name for it? And is it a POSSIBILITY that it is why I never really see nitrates?
Okay, not going to lie, from the pic it does look like green hair algae however normally GH algae spreads like wildfire.
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
I'll get a better shot hang on.. I'm 100% certain it's not algae. The LFS said it was some sort of grass and I forgot the name... It's pretty cool stuff..

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3664305135.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	53.9 KB
ID:	127738
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
The way you can tell a sea grass from algae is that algae doesn't have a true root system whereas a grass will have roots. Algae also will not have a vein that carries nutrients, and it won't produce seeds or "fruit" (not the fruit you typically think of! LOL!). Algae use spores to reproduce.
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benamayer
I'll get a better shot hang on.. I'm 100% certain it's not algae. The LFS said it was some sort of grass and I forgot the name... It's pretty cool stuff..
It does look like pretty! Haha! And it's not spread?
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
The rock it's on is actually a desperate rock than what's on top of it...
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikki_kaiser

It does look like pretty! Haha! And it's not spread?
In 4 months it's covered maybe a 1/3rd more of the rock... And from my earlier post desperate=seperate... Lol.
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
And this stuff doesn't "flow" around in the water. It's literally like a patch of grass. I've seen hair algae in my tank and this is not it. It even looks better than the lawn I pay my condo association to maintain
__________________

__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
grass

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.