Algae on glass

Discussion in 'Algae' started by JOER0178, Mar 24, 2004.

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  1. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    ive had brown and green algae films on my glass, but now im noticing this bright green algae on the glass that doesn't form an even film over the glass, it forms a weird pattern kind of like the pattern you would see on a checkered nerites or mexican turbo snails shell. does anyone know what type of algae this is.

    thanks
    Joe
     
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  3. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    oh, and while it readily is scraped off it isnt as easy as with the brown and green film
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That's coraline algae, a calcerous (sp?) form of algae. It comes in a lot of different colors. Very pretty, but as you noticed, hard to get off the glass!

    Usually a good sign that your tank is doing ok.
     
  5. JOER0178

    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    yea it needs a little elbow grease, but cool i guess my calcium level is good then.
     
  6. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    I use a credit card to scrape as it doesn't scratch the glass. HTH
     
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    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    ill try that thanks Craig and Matt
     
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  9. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    i get the same green alge on mine almost positive its corraline the green stuff grows really slow though not like slime or hair alge. i took a plastic alge clip and took the spring out and just use one of the scrapers to scrape the glass works fine for me
     
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    JOER0178 Peppermint Shrimp

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    i figures out what the wierd pattern was. when the mexican turbo snails move over it the make the funky design in the algae. LOL
     
  11. billrwilson

    billrwilson Fire Worm

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    yea i got this bright green stuff too all over my tank when does the purple stuf come? all my rocks and stuff are getting coated with this stuff? i was hopeing for that purple stuf.