Ultimate Nuisance Algae Thread

Discussion in 'Algae' started by johnmaloney, Feb 7, 2009.

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  1. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. kiarah

    kiarah Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Well i have some pictures off mine but they are not that great! also i have some good ones off the crusty looking one( the one that looks like good algea)!
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  4. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    Thanks! I am getting a lot of pictures in now, and hopefully I can add like 5 more today, have to see if I got 5 different pictures, I know I have been getting a lot in. Thanks guys!
     
  5. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    I did the same thing, I bought 55lbs of cured liverock and it came with some gha. I got rid of it, but it took a while. I also had some bryopsis come in on a zoa frag, again I got rid of it, but only by epoxying over it, leaving it for 2 months, then removing the epoxy. My tank looked real bad for a few months, but now its good to go. I will never buy anything but base rock again. I feel that too many new hobbyists go for the pre-cured rock, including myself, thinking it is the best way to go. Many have learned the hard way. There also seems to be a really big confusion about what live rock actually is, but that's for another thread.
     
  6. johnmaloney

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    i think you are right about that guitarman. Plus the difference between wild, maricultured, aquacultures, cured, non-cured,base, live rock that was taken out and left in a garage with organics on it kind of base, etc...
     
  7. lrgosinkvet

    lrgosinkvet Plankton

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    Ditto- I fell into the same trap. I was totally new, bought primo live rock only to get bubble algae, bryopsis and flatworms. I have eliminated all but the bubble algae, but its not really a problem. The Bryopsis was definitely the hardest. I pruned/ weeded 2-3x per week removing every last tid bit. Thankfully I have fairly long nails, so I could get right down to the base and pull it there. It took me about a month, but I think I got at least 99% of it. I found one little piece today that went to go meet Jesus. I really think it would be nice if there was an honest LFS out there that when they see a beginner, they take them aside and give them resources to read an help em out instead of trial by fire. It's a good thing I make a good living or I would have given this up quickly.
     
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  9. johnmaloney

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    been awhile since an update, I think I will try to get 4 more in today. Some caulerpa racemosa variations, red bubble, maybe some red hair would be nice, and some cotton candy algae.
     
  10. JupiterSailfish

    JupiterSailfish Peppermint Shrimp

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    Would this be Callithamnion aka Cotton Candy Algae?

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  11. johnmaloney

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    i don't think so. the branches are not thin enough it seems. can you get in me in for a closer look.
     
  12. Johnnie Mac

    Johnnie Mac Bristle Worm

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    Wow , I have about 3 types of those algae, but I am winning the battle.....