Green algae on live rocks

Discussion in 'Algae' started by edrg, Jan 5, 2014.

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  1. edrg

    edrg Plankton

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    I have a green look on my live rocks no thick but you can see the green when my daylight goes on
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome.

    It could possibly be just green film algae, not a bad thing.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    welcome to 3reef! We would need a little more information to help you out in terms of whether it's a problem or not. Algae is always going to be present in a reef tank :)
     
  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    A photo would be helpful. Could be coralline- in my current tank, new growth is green, then it turns purple as it matures.
     
  6. edrg

    edrg Plankton

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    Ill post a photo if it. My ammonia 0, PH 8.0, Phosphate 0, Alkalinity 2.5 . I try keeping it
    as clean as possible.
    I do add purple tech once a week and do have coralline growing on the bottom of tank (no substrate) so it could be as you say about having some green algae before the coralline grows. didn't know that would happen.
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The green coralline appears to me to be almost florescent green.
     
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  9. edrg

    edrg Plankton

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    Help in know to this how do i post a picture
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can go here

    3reef Reef Aquarium Forum - FAQ

    Or get a photobucket account, transfer the image there, copy the img code to the image and paste it into your post.


    :)