Algae or seaweed

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  1. Zuv

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    please help to ID is this algae or seaweed and is it good or bad should we leave it or remove it? if we need to remove how do we go about it?
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    oh and in the second photo there is also a hairy green algae.
     
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    it looks like GHA
     
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    whats GHA? The picture not clear, but it looks like a mini tree fern
     
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    thanks Ruan is it good or bad should we get rid of it.
     
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    Pic is not to clear but it looks like hair algae...
     
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    GHA = VERY BAD:nono:. It took me months to get on top of my GHA problem. I would wait for the GURU's to reply to be sure, but if it was me I would not take the risk and get rid of it.

    Your call though ?
     
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    Better Pics

    here are some better pics the first two show the fern like plant or algae and the third what i would presume is GHA.
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    GHA
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    Briopsis I am afraid - worse than GHA IMO - remove as much as you can manually, ASAP
     
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    Is it only on the one piece of LR? If so - remove and cook it, you do not want that weed getting a firm footing
     
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    From reading some of your other posts i have gathered that your tank is two months old. Still very young. You are going to go through a series of algae issues from brown to green; smooth to hairy, fluffy and furry. It is during this time that you should go slow. One of your earlier fish investments should be a grazer. ie a member of the tang family would be a good choice. :)

    Should you loose algae control now ;your worst dreams will be realised. Frequent green monsters will invade your slumber..., until you eventually throw in the towel.:(
     
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    Yup, i go along with sunburst. Add a tang or two and a salarius. Also keep an eye on the Phosphate level. Control with Rowaphos or phosban.
     
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    Sunburst - my tangs ignore Briopsis, the only way I can control it is with my Mg levels and manual removal
     
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    It looks like bryopsis and derbesia
     
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    It started on one rock I was not to concerned as i thought it was just part
    of the cycle like with the brown algae but now it is on most of the live rock and on the back glass and even starting to ground on the gravel. Live rock
    has way to much growing on it to boil it!
     
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    Tank is going on 12 weeks now if I get two tangs which should I get cause if you check my thread on my wish list, someone mensioned that my tank is to small for most tangs? How much should I leave for them to feed on as I try remove as much as I can myself?
    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Please do not boil your live rock ..... when we refer to cooking your Live rock in reefing terms this has nothing to do with a big pot and the stove.... I am not sure on the exact process as i have never done it but it involved putting the LR in a dark place with only a pump circulating the water .... NO HEAT !!!! :thumbup:

    How big is your tank?

    Get rig of as much growth as you can manually .... as often as you can !!
     
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    Hope i'm not hijacking the thread also. Can someone give a little more detail on boiling LR? Thanks Neil!
     
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    Oh ok, i thought why would i want to boil my rock and kill everything that grown on it! Its a pitty cause i did a water change yesterday and threw the water away.

    My tank is 1200mm x 600mm x 600mm
     
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    Hi Nemos Janitor, thanks for the info. what is a salarius you've mentioned it in my thread of stocking up, also to control algae.
     
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