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Old 10-12-2006, 08:19 PM   #1
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single hair looking things rooted on glass*pic

i got these little hair looking things all over my glass, and some rusty lookking algae forming on the glass. I am curious as to what the hair looking things are and if i should clean them off, i can post a pic if necssary, thanx

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You`ll need a pic but it sounds like it might be the start of hair algea but as I said a pic is needed.
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Definitely need the pics, when you get a chance.
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Keep in mind these things are rooted to the glass, they aren't flush on the glass.



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Looks like little feather dusters or possibly pods. Do they move?
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they wave around due to the current, my tank is taking forever to complete the cycle, it's now been well over a month since the introduction of live rock, i am pretty sure it has spiked though and is slowly coming back down, the nitrites are at around .03 now
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Kinda look like Hydroids to me..

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Are you guys sure that is not hair algae? Looks like it to me. Mine was like that until I got my mag-float and cleaned up the glass.
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I actually have to agree with Mike on this, cuz I currently have plenty of the little hair algae growing on the back glass of my tank. Luckily, my Kole Tang is having a field day picking at it, so will see how that goes.
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Looks like normal sand silt to me. I'd scrap it off and not worry about it.
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