Bottle brush algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by CzyPvt, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. CzyPvt

    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    I did a search of the forum and saw nothing.

    Does anyone know anything about bottle brush algae?
     
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    common names can be tricky with macro algaes, I assume you're talking about penicillus sp?
     
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    CzyPvt Astrea Snail

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    Yes that is another name I have seen used. Any info about them?
     
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    Generally easy to care for, cool addition to reef tanks IMO, also extremely efficient at removing nitrates and phosphates.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I had been wondering what plant could be in the DT. This looks like a good one.
     
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    Those sold as "purple kelp" are often good in tanks, as well as Halimeda sp., assuming you don't have algae eating fish (tangs for example).
     
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    That could be a problem in my tank. I have a blue hippo and flame angel. They are both nipping at the rocks all the time. Still think it may be worth a shot. Seems like a plant or two would round things out.