What type of algae is this?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by fronty, Sep 16, 2014.

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  1. fronty

    fronty Plankton

    Sep 17, 2011
    This algae has been growing on my glass. It was on my rocks, but I was able to remove it. I also directed my powerheads directly onto the rocks. Here is a little background on the tank:

    -Fluval Edge 12 gallon
    -Started it Oct 2013
    -Moved it to a new location at the end of July 2014
    -I didn't remove the rocks or substrate. I just drained the tank to a level where I could transport it.
    -I use RODI water and the TDS always reads 0
    -Reef Crystals salt
    -I feed every other day. Mostly frozen mysis shrimp.

    Is it green hair algae? Most of it is a brown color



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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

    Jun 6, 2010
    Chesapeake, Va
    Yeah just looks like some type of hair algae. Unfortunately giving an exact ID is next to impossible unless you have a microscope and a PhD in phycology.