algea question
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » algea question

algea question

This is a discussion on algea question within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> can anyone help me ID the green algea in this photo? I know its not the best picture, but its all i can get. ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Blue Chromis
Blue Chromis
Zebra Moray
Zebra Moray
Reply
Old 10-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
 
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
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 103_4336.jpg (47.2 KB, 66 views)
futbalstud42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
looks to be another color of coraline.
onefish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
 
well thats what i was hoping, again sorry for the bad picture.

here is another question:

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
futbalstud42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
 
trukgirl's Avatar
 
Probably green hair algae
trukgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
 
well i initially used dechlorinated tap water to set up the tank, but i am now doing water changes with RO water.
futbalstud42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 05:16 PM   #6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by futbalstud42 View Post
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.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
 
would adding decorative Macros actually help lock some of the phosphates up?
futbalstud42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by futbalstud42 View Post
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.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 07:01 PM   #9
 
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.
futbalstud42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by futbalstud42 View Post
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.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Algea help - what algea cleaners do you use saulat Beginner Planted Aquarium 20 06-08-2013 01:08 AM
Red Algea? benny503 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 07-18-2008 06:46 AM
algea squiggles1 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 04-09-2007 06:27 PM
question about all this algea Rozie26 Beginner Planted Aquarium 5 03-11-2007 06:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.