what kind of algea?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by cbs3315, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. cbs3315

    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    ok i have a algea problem. this is wierd to me. i thought i had diatoms and then thought it was dino now im not sure. this went from being a greyish brown dust like substance that looked like dust bunnies then to a brown slimy looking stuff and now seems to be changing to green hair algea and some of it has some stuff that looks like leaves from a fern or something. i still have the brown stuff on other rocks that is also changing here and there. it is also is starting to grow on the sand. any help?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Pics will help us help you much better.
     
  4. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I recognize the brown slimy stuff. Can't recall the name off the top of my head.

    Leaves..sounds like byprosis.
     
  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    sounds to me like a typical reef tank in the early days when set up with live rock

    most of it will burn out , some of it may become a nuisance
    so as suggested get some images up, so we can assess what you have and what to do to help erradicate it

    Steve
     
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  6. cbs3315

    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    hopefully you all can see these and i hope this will help you be able to help me
    tank 042.jpg

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  7. drew3

    drew3 Blue Ringed Angel

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    thats green hair algae
     
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  9. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    GHA, & some bubble algae on the pump.
     
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    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    even the brown stuff?
     
  11. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Brown stuff looks like the rgular diatoms. I also see, now, some red slime on the pump with bubble algea & GHA.
     
  12. cbs3315

    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    so what would be the best way to get rid of it or will it just go away on its own?