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Old 07/21/2019, 03:43 AM   #1
Chris k
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Algae id

Can anyone identify this algae for me so I can try find the cause. The tank has only been running a few weeks but most of the stock was transferred from another tank. I'm thinking maybe silicate might be the problem. But I'm not sure*

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Old 07/21/2019, 03:57 AM   #2
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Wow...that's crazy looking! It looks like bleached hair algae.

Your tank has only been up a few weeks and you already have that many corals in it?


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Old 07/21/2019, 04:47 AM   #3
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Wow...that's crazy looking! It looks like bleached hair algae.



Your tank has only been up a few weeks and you already have that many corals in it?
I transferred everything except the sand from my old tank into the bigger one. I also added some new rock

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Old 07/21/2019, 05:01 AM   #4
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That makes sense. Did this hair type algae start with the new rock?


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Old 07/21/2019, 05:03 AM   #5
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Old 07/21/2019, 07:03 AM   #6
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Definitely caused by stirring things up in your original rock or something dying off. Keep up on filtration and nutrient export methods.

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Old 07/21/2019, 05:21 PM   #7
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Looks like hair algae to me.


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Old 07/30/2019, 05:59 AM   #8
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It is nuisance algae cuc should taking caro of it no problem with some tangs. I hed it growing on my snails it looked hilarious when my tank was young. Fish and cuc cleaned it up


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Old 07/30/2019, 08:09 AM   #9
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Commonly described as Cryptophytes algae..


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