Neon Green Algae [Pictures Added]

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Seano Hermano, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I have what appears to be some kind of algae in my tank. It's neon green in color, in multiple spots in the tank. I only see it where the snails pooped at and the flow isn't high enough in those areas to pick it up. The algae is not slimy like cyano bacteria and it is not stringy like GHA. You could say it looks dry? Almost granular in some areas. Maybe that's because it's covering the snail poo.

    Nitrates are about 3ppm and I don't have a phos test kit.

    Will try to snap a few photos here real quick...going out of town tonight.
     
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  3. Seano Hermano

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  4. Pastey

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    Looks like Slimer from the Ghost Busters was in your tank....
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Blue green algae, other wise known as a type of cyanobacteria, just not the typical type you usually see.
     
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  9. m2434

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    It could be green cyano, or red cyano turned green. How are your lights? Are they getting old, or do you have low K lighting? Some cyano can change colors based on the light, it's called complementary chromatic adaptation. Red light can shift it green, bluer-green light red... Just a thought.
     
  10. Seano Hermano

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    I have a 6500k cfl and a full spectrum bulb over the tank. Just so coralline algae doesn't die on me before I get my real lights.
     
  11. Seano Hermano

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    Will check out the links tomorrow. Not near a computer now.
     
  12. Seano Hermano

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    Ok took a quick look at those links on my phone. Mist people (from links in forever fishy's post) said it was coralline algae. I'll have to see what the texture is lime when I get home tomorrow.