Algae identification...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by holiday, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. holiday

    holiday Plankton

    Mar 11, 2006
    San Antonio
    ...if this is actually an algae. It's very light tan/brown in color, almost transparent. No green or red color to it. It's filamentous or hairlike, short, but it also has a clear "slime" layer covering it. The slime layer brushes off easily. It only grows in areas of high light and high water movement. I've scrubbed it off pieces of live rock and it grows back in a week. It doesn't seem to smother out corals, but aggressively grows on open pieces of live rock. Maracyn and Chemi-clean do not kill it off so I'm pretty sure it's not a cyanobacteria. Any thoughts?
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

    Nov 13, 2004
    Los Angeles, California know this sounds very familiar to the algae that is growing in the 245 reef at the marine still trying to figure out what it is...but i think is probably some kind of brown hair algae