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  1. #1

    Default What type of algae, good or bad


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    I've been noticing some algae growing, that looks more like a plant or a vine (I'm thinking macro, but I'm not sure)
    . I was wondering if they were good or bad, as I've read and have been told, that some will grow like weeds and take over the tank. They are circled in the pictures






    I've also had some bubble algae sprout up, but my turbo snail had it for lunch
    Last edited by labnjab; 12-10-2008 at 04:40 PM.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  2. #2

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    Well, the circle isn't showing up for some reason on the second picture, but its right above the pally frag. Thank you in advance for any help
    Last edited by labnjab; 12-10-2008 at 04:42 PM.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    It depends, do you want an algae tank or a coral/fish tank?

    The problem with most kinds of macro algae is that they can grow really fast and make your tank look unsightly. I know of people whose caulerpa algae when asexual and wiped out their whole tank........

    I would nip it in the bud now and get rid of it


  4. #5

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    I was thinking I should remove it, but I wanted to be sure, thank you. I don't want an algae tank, lol What would be the best way to remove it without spreading it, siphon it up?

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    I just reached in and peeled mine off the rock for the most part. Had to use a razor on one rock. Easy to do though.

  6. Default


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    siphon will not take it off, most macros have serious anchors. I have used tweezers before with good effect.
    40g SW

  7. #8

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    I'll defiantly take it out next water change, I'll have to distract the clowns somehow, or they'll try and make a meal of my arm, lol

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  8. Default


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    http://www.chucksaddiction.com/

    For future references... Go to Info Links... Hitch Hickers and Algae for other problem algaes to help you ID them.

    I found it very helpfull in identifying Cyano and Diatoms since in early stages they both look similar with the bubbles of air in them..totally different issue and story..

    but passing along some helpfull links on hitchikers that get into the tanks.

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