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Old 03-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Uh oh...beard algae, and another kind???

Not sure how the heck it got in there, but I have what appears to be two clumps of beard algae, and some other whispy stuff that is growing on the bottom. I have a picture of the whispy stuff, and it has attached itself to a solid green tube that I have not seen before.

Anyone know what I should do to keep this stuff in check? It's a 10 gallon tank, only have one damsel in it, and 4 turbo snails. And lots of spaghetti worms...I use R/O water from our built in house filter (so maybe it's not pure R/O?).

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Various forms of Bryopsis, and I think the strand is chaetomorpha.

I would guess it's the water. Do you have a TDS meter to check it for contaminants? I think those strands are spionid worms, not spaghetti.
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I don't have the TDS. Can you recommend one?
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And should I purchase R/O water and do some water changes with that?
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Amazon.com: HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range , 1 ppm Resolution, +/- 3% Readout Accuracy: Home Improvement

I would check the outgoing in your house first.
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