Say it ain't so...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Va Reef, Sep 12, 2014.

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  1. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Not really sure what this is. Looks like bryopsis, but a couple threads I've read over say it isn't exactly like the bryopsis that is so hated by many reef enthusiasts. Some even claim turbo snails will eat it...WHAT?
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Looks like the Bryopsis I had in my tank a few months back. The Kent Mg treatment worked for me, so I recommend it.
     
  4. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Because the tank is still cycling, I'm going to let it run its course, then do a Hydrogen peroxide dosing. I found it interesting how some people had the same stuff (its obviously not hair algae) during cycles and it was taken care of by CUC members. hmmm.

    I emailed John from reef cleaners to see what he says (his dry rock in the tank).

    I'm also curious how I got bryopsis if I got dead rock from Reef cleaners, some left over rock from my old tank, new sand, and water I've used for the past 4 years. Never seen bryopsis before in my tanks, and the LFS were I got the water from doesn't have any either.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I used dead rock from my tank 5 years ago, never had Bryopsis before but it sure did sprout everywhere in my tank. I am just plagued by blue/green cyano, but hey, it is better than bubble algae.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Why not just slam the tank with Kent Tech Marine Magnesium if the tank is still cycling.
     
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  7. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Mostly a funds issue. My understanding is I need to buy another mag test kit, but one that doesn't stop at 1600, and the Kent M. Then I need to raise it to 1800-2100 ppm for 1-2 months. Sound expensive. Especially considering I have to order it online. Hydrogen peroxide is $1 for a bottle, and it wont kill my red macro or chaeto if I "spot feed."

    I've put hours of research into kent M vs. H2O2, I'm just looking for a 100% positive ID and if anyone else has had this same algae (assuming its not the bryopsis we all think of but a different species) pop up during a cycle.
     
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  9. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Send an email to john at reefcleaners.org with your photo. He would be able to help you ID if it is for sure Bryopsis or not.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Yeah we've been in touch since I ordered the rock from him. He said looks like a type of hair algae o_O
     
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    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    John would know better, but that does look like hair algae to me as well.