We Buy Algae (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Reef Cleaners' started by johnmaloney, Mar 29, 2011.

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  1. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Nope it isn't is it. That algae is exactly what I was emailing you about John. Thanks for link you sent me BTW.
     
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  3. monster

    monster Bristle Worm

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    I dont know what any of this is but here you go

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  4. SushiGirl

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  6. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

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    Dont know what it is but its AGGRIVATING! And nothing in my tank (including lettuce nudi) has taken a liking to eating it!
     

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  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    really? the picture isnt all that clear, but if you look closely you can see the fern leave pattern of the stalks.

    Whatever it is I have effectively wiped it out of my tank!;D
     
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  9. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    there are hundreds of different species and at least 20 genus (checkout "cladophora") of branching green algae. Byropsis are easier to identify than others because they are easy to rule out...long story short the thin undefined midrib on yours would only allow it to be B. hallae, and the branching is not right for it. It would be sparser radial branching, your is dense and irregular. Makes yours a good candidate for the nuisance algae guide, I just have to put it through the taxonomy key to try to narrow it down to a certain genus. These are the species I want to expand the most on in my nuisance algae guide, b.c the current guide sort of leads you to a byropsis id b/c it is the closest there...anyway that guide has a l o n g way to go, the diversity of algae in the ocean is absolutely staggering.
     
  10. Kristiavi

    Kristiavi Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Im currently going through a diatom bloom, and thought I would share my pictures with you. You have permission to use my photos, Thanks
     

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  11. con999

    con999 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    if you still need some pics i got some off crazy stuff that relly no one can id for me.
     
  12. con999

    con999 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    well here are the 3 red algaes i have and cant get rid of. latter i will get you a pic of this nightmare brown snot that has killed to many of my corals, it makes me want to start over but i no i can get rid of it somehow.
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