Yet another Algae ID thread

Discussion in 'Algae' started by psiclone, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. psiclone

    psiclone Purple Spiny Lobster

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    No i dont think so I think thats diatoms. The brown will blast off the rock if I hit it with a turkey baster.
     
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  3. psiclone

    psiclone Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I'm a little worried about throwing a ton of livestock or money at it if its something that isnt cureable. Wish someone knew what species it was. :(
     
  4. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    well its curable, it just might be a PITA.
    its very curable since you dont have fish in the tank, but how about you dont buy any fish or corals until you get it gone. that way nuking is still a option but i dont think you will need it if you do every thing right

    keep in mind that you algae will be the worst at the beginning of your tanks life(barring poor husbandry)

    so relax all hope isnt lost
     
  5. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    No, it isn't diatoms if the base of the GREEN algae is brown. I'm trying to identify your algae.
     
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    slocal Torch Coral

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    How's your aeration/surface agitation?
     
  7. psiclone

    psiclone Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Well unless the base blows off the rock then no. The base of the stalks is green
     
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    psiclone Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Surface agitation is good. Very Rippley. I had lids on the tank at one point but Pack told me to take them off so I did.
     
  10. kiarah

    kiarah Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Hi it looks just like the bryopsis i had in my tank it started off small like your picture & i didnt think to much of it but then a month or two latter it had grown to about inch long & had spread from the one rock to loads off tiny patches all over the tank! I took the rock out off my tank ( which was the one it started on) then raised my mag & removed all nutrients from the water .... my tank had only been running 3-4 months so my nitrate was not total settled, sometimes being 10 before water change.
    Anyway im all good now & its totally gone. Tangster gave me my advice maybe you should seek his help?
    Good Luck
    Kiarah
     
  11. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    + 1 on Kiarah above - those images do look a lot like Bryopsis to me also

    Steve
     
  12. psiclone

    psiclone Purple Spiny Lobster

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    It's pretty much seeded the whole tank within a week. Theres no rock untouched. Already have a PM into Tang and John but no replies yet.