Unresolved Strange Stringy Algae? (UPDATE)

Discussion in 'ID This!' started by Camkha1234, Jun 24, 2014.

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  1. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Careful with advising raising mag. OP suggested there is a bit of structure at the base (calcerous). If this is so, the extra magnesium would just increase growth. Increasing mag is typically only recommended for dealing with Bryopsis.

    Cam, I too have no idea. go figure. lol
     
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  3. Amethyst

    Amethyst Astrea Snail

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    I don't know either, but it looks familiar. I think I may have seen it in tanks at my LFS. However, it also looks a bit like some of the moss varieties in my freshwater tank (which it probably isn't) so that may be why it seems familiar.
     
  4. DSC reef

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    Cam, can you remove the rock and give a good toothbrush scrub in a bucket? It looks invasive. Maybe manual removing all of it is the best option at this point.
     
  5. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    It's interesting that you say that because I've been hearing that it looks like freshwater algae from other people as well.

    The only problem I see with doing that is that there are corals growing on the actual rock. I feel I may still have to scrub it at this point. I'm just worried that it'll still be inside of the rock after I scrub it and then grow back right after.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

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    hi Cam! haven't seen you posting in a while. how is your tank doing? still have that algae?
     
  7. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    Yeah I've just been very busy with school lately. I've still been lurking around the site, though. And I do still have the algae in the tank. I'm going to go through today and pick as much as I can off of the rocks.

    And I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    same to you Cam! are you a junior or senior this year?
     
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    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I'm a senior :)
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

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    woo hoo!! I certainly hope you're enjoying this year! what are you considering following graduation? sorry if I've already asked you this a million times (OLD fishkeeper here :)).....