Name That Algae!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by mdbostwick, Mar 29, 2014.

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    So I have something new popping up around the tank. Hope you can see it. It is the green stuff.
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    Is it going to be the bane of my existence? And are the bubbles on the red algae normal or bad? If bad what do i need to do?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Looks like bryopsis to me.The bubbles are normal for cyano.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    And will bryopsis be my own personal hell for some extended period of time? Or is it no big deal?
     
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    helwidcha Flamingo Tongue

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    same crap I have....grrr
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Feather or fern in appearance than probably bryopsis. The cure in Kent Tech Magnesium, and only Kent Tech. Raise the Mag level 100 ppm/24 hours until you get to around 1600.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    So you think the Mg is low and raising it will help?
     
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  9. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Kent tech for some reason at the levels Cheryl spoke of seems to kill it.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    No mag does not have to be low for bryopsis. But a proven method to kill it is to bump the mag level way up slowly and the algae will start to die off. Only Kent Tech Marine works though, any other magnesium will not.

    Lettuce nudibranch will eat it, but they may not be easy to come by and will die once the food source is gone.
     
  11. Chance

    Chance Bubble Tip Anemone

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    In my experience Lettuce Nudi's are can be beneficial after the fact. They eat all sorts of nuisance and once that's gone they just kind of snail around on the glass.
     
  12. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    From what I have found in this hobby, usually the solution causes a problem, what problems will the Lettuce Nudi create?:)