Algae ID please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by *Philip*, 30 Mar 2012.

  1. *Philip*

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    Hi reefers.

    I have a serious issue with this algae. It's covering almost all my rocks.
    Can anyone tell me what this is and how to get rid of it, preferably without taking the rocks out, because all my rocks have stuff other than the algae growing on it.

    Philip

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  3. Achilles

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    Mexican turbo snails will eat it they love it but you will need around 6-7 of them it is called polysiphonia sp. or asparagopsis not sure which it is from the pic

    prob looks like this if you pull it off and magnify

    http://zipcodezoo.com/Photos/Asparagopsis_armata_0.jpg
     
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    The Pics are spot on. I have a little piece creeping up on the glass and it looks exactly like that. Mexican turbo snails, somebody else told me about them. might need more like 10. Tank is a 400l with lots of rocks.

    Thanxs for the info.
     
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    I also had it turbo's will munch it as @Achilles pointed out
     
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  6. *Philip*

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    The snails work, thanks guys. I could only get my hands on 2, but there where I put them they made nice clean patches. Will be getting more soon.
     
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