Algae ID

Discussion in 'Algae' started by BRINKSREEF, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. BRINKSREEF

    BRINKSREEF Plankton

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    I have had this algae in my tank for quiet some time now, and was wondering what it is. My params are ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrates-<5, Cal-450, dkh-7 (just got some reef builders today), and pH-8.3. I do not have a PO4 test that works, but I do have a Phosban reactor with fresh rowaphos(250mL) on a 75 gallon tank. Please help me identify this algae and maybe some fish that will eat it. I would like a foxfaced rabbitfish.

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  3. johnmaloney

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    hard to tell from the picture, but maybe it is coelothrix irregularis? Would like a close up of the branching structure..
     
  4. BRINKSREEF

    BRINKSREEF Plankton

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    This is how it begins to grow and then it gets thicker. It kind of grows in strands along the rock, and never gets to long, maybe 2" at most.

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