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post #1 of 29 Old 10-30-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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algea question

can anyone help me ID the green algea in this photo? I know its not the best picture, but its all i can get. this algea is a flat film like algea and is a turquois-green in color. it is growing right next to the red/purple coraline on top of the rock also
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post #2 of 29 Old 10-30-2011, 06:39 PM
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looks to be another color of coraline.
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post #3 of 29 Old 10-30-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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well thats what i was hoping, again sorry for the bad picture.

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there are a few little sprigs of green algea in there too. they are only a couple of mm tall, and kind of bushy on the ends. it appears the cuc is eating them because the branches i saw first are gone and new ones have grown. these are bright green like grass
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Probably green hair algae

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post #5 of 29 Old 10-31-2011, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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well i initially used dechlorinated tap water to set up the tank, but i am now doing water changes with RO water.
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well i initially used dechlorinated tap water to set up the tank, but i am now doing water changes with RO water.
Will take a bit to get the Phospahtes out of the tank.
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post #7 of 29 Old 11-02-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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would adding decorative Macros actually help lock some of the phosphates up?
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post #8 of 29 Old 11-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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would adding decorative Macros actually help lock some of the phosphates up?
Yes. But your going to need a few. Got a fuge? Could add a mess of Chaeto. Or, you could add quite a few Turbo Snails, they will munch up hair algae.
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post #9 of 29 Old 11-03-2011, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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No fuge unfortunately. I would be adding them as much for decoration as filtration. probably more so actually. i have one turbo now as well as several other snails and a few hermits. I would rather add a few nice looking "plants" and continue with water changes, as opposed to cluttering the tank with big wads of cheato.
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No fuge unfortunately. I would be adding them as much for decoration as filtration. probably more so actually. i have one turbo now as well as several other snails and a few hermits. I would rather add a few nice looking "plants" and continue with water changes, as opposed to cluttering the tank with big wads of cheato.
Turbo Snails will wipe it out for you. 29 gallon tank, 10 turbos show mow it down right quick.
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