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Old 07-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hair algae maybe?

Noticed something on a rock that looked like red pillow stuffing swaying in the currents. Got to looking closer and found about 5 spots totaling the size of a quarter of this stuff. I looked around and couldn't find anything to match. Done a parameter check on nitrate and phosphate and both showed 0. Changed out 50g of water anyway just in case. Don't know what it could be? It's too small to get a picture of.

Fyi,feed omega 1 flakes every other day, and ocean nutrition pellets for the shrimp and crab. The snails get a piece of nori every 3 days. All food is gone within 5 min.
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See if you can id it here
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The hair looked the closest. It is nowhere near that bad though. I checked this morning and my lone hermit was pickin at the spots I seen. Maybe I'm still feeding too much. All the food i can see is gone in 5min or less, maybe a good chunk is going down the overflow to the sump?
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Can you post a pic?
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I'll try when I get home tonight. The spots were all together smaller than a quarter so it will be difficult at best. How do you guys get the phone pics to work? My new camera has a 55-200mm lens and I don't think it can zoom in enough to get a decent pic.
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Just try and take as clear of a picture as you can, even from far away, then crop and zoom on it in a photo editing software.
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Look at the center of the picture,there is a coralline spot and to the left is what I'm taliking about. That is all i have found total after scowering the tank till my head hurts
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Just scrub it off and suck it out. I can't see anything, do a larger PWC this week if you are worried about it.
Until you start seeing a lot more then that, nothing to worry about.
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The dark red spots beside the pink spot are what I'm referring to.
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All I see appears to be a spec of coralline algae.
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