Switched to LEDS, weird algae growth

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Anthos312, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. ReefBruh

    ReefBruh Giant Squid

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    I can't tell unless I see pics but I had a friend who might had the same problem and she ended up having something called "Calothrix, a type of cyano. Calothrix is the name of a genus, but in the hobby it refers to brown slime cyanobacteria that have some filamentous features. That is pretty much what you have there. If it were a little longer or redder is would fall under "Lyngbya", but it usually isn't worth taking microscopic shots of the particular cyano to get an accurate species level identification. "(John Maloney)
     
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  3. Anthos312

    Anthos312 Millepora

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    Sounds great ReefBruh, I will keep an eye on things thanks very much!
     
  4. jimmy_beaner

    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Just like all the other blooms in your tank... it'll exhaust whatever resource it's using and then it'll sort of reign itself in. In the mean time, manual removal is a must. Make sure you're using RODI or you'll just keep feeding it nutrients.
     
  5. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Or you could run some GFO to help combat the yucky stuff in the tap water :)