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Old 04-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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Can someone tell me what these new creatures are.

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Also my anemone that has now hidden in the cave behind him. I can no longer easily see the clowns hosting.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #12
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How often do you feed your fish? Adding more fish was a really bad idea, particularly ones that aren't appropriate for your sized tank. Even though you show 0 nitrates you obviously have high levels of nutrient in the tank that is feeding the algae.
I'm gonna jump in here cause I'm having the same issue. Sorry in advance, I'm not trying to to Hi-jack. I've got a 10 Gallon with 20 lbs of LR and 10 lbs of LS. One Maroon Clown, a Zoa cluster, small candy cane, open brain frag, two mushroom frags, and a yellow eyelash. I feed once a day and had the lights up pretty high last week. I went away on vacation and only the sec at the office put water in the tank. Sparkletts Distilled Water. I came back after being away for a week and brown algae every water. My LR is brown and there is some on the LS. It's growing on the glass. I feed once a day. I turned the lights down about half of what they were so slow the growth of algae. Any help appreciated.

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No worries, we are all in this together. Any help for you will surely help me as well. With all that can you identify any of my new discoveries above? With the exception of the Anemone and Clowns of course.

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Algae, especially brown (which may be diatoms, not algae) grows with even tiny amounts of organic waste that many test kits cannot even detect. I run a algae scrubber and keep phosphates below .05 ppm. I still have to clean the glass every couple of days. Watch your feeding, cut it back some.
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I think that maroon cluster is Zoanthids. Not sure about the yellow blob. Lots of Coraline Algae, and that looks like a clam shell. Don't know about the little guy on the sand.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #16
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I think that maroon cluster is Zoanthids. Not sure about the yellow blob. Lots of Coraline Algae, and that looks like a clam shell. Don't know about the little guy on the sand.

Thanks, yeah my Coraline Algae seems to be spreading quite well. The clam shell moves around quite a bit and the little guy on the sand is a hermit but I was hoping someone would identify that stringy algae looking stuff in front of it. It's better today but not completely gone yet.

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1st pic top left is a coral i was told there called hidden head coral they have long tendrils and will sting other coral watch them 2nd pic the clam shell is a limpet good algae eater 2nd row pic 1 looks like a yellow sponge pic 2 zoas? 3rd row looks like diatoms
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1st pic top left is a coral i was told there called hidden head coral they have long tendrils and will sting other coral watch them 2nd pic the clam shell is a limpet good algae eater 2nd row pic 1 looks like a yellow sponge pic 2 zoas? 3rd row looks like diatoms
That is the spot that my hermits killed and took over a couple of snail shells. Could that cause the diatoms?
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the snails decomposing can feed algae growth It's most likely growing there because of low flow in that spot
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So rearrange my power head?
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