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Green Sand! Algae Identification
I have an algae problem. I want to know what I have. I don't have a camera and my phone is good enough to post a picture. Its the color of green construction paper (green but almost blueish). I don't think its blue green algae bc its not slimey. I don't thnk its any kind of hair algae because it doesn't grow upward. It sticks to my sand turns it green. when I take a piece of it out of my tank, its stringy. my ramshorn snails won't eat it.
It could be Spirogyra...There are many different species of hair algae though, so it could be that also.
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Have a look at the photos here and see if you can pin it down. George Booth also suggests treatments.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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