Algae tester for all

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    Just gotten me an SLR and had to test it out on something so i thought this might be a good subject. So today i collected a lot of Algae from tanks i have visited and put together this little tester. It will be educational to the newbie and seasoned pro. I too will learn.
    BTW A 6 pack of peroni's is on me for the first correct identification.
    So here it go's
     
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    Here is a view of the 10

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    cool photo
     
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    Closer ups

    No1 AlgaeQno1.jpg

    No2 AlgaeQno2.jpg

    No3 AlgaeQno3.jpg

    No4 AlgaeQno4.jpg

    No5 AlgaeQno5.jpg

    No6 AlgaeQno6.jpg

    No7 AlgaeQno7.jpg

    No8 AlgaeQno8.jpg

    No9 AlgaeQno9.jpg

    No10 AlgaeQno10.jpg
     
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    Tomorrow I will upload pics of from where they came. The next day i will upload pic's from my microscope.

    Hope all have a lot of fun in the id.
     
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    1.Caulerpa
    2.Derbesia although some forms of byopsus don't have the typical pinnate tips
    3.Nitophylum AKA Red "dictyota"
    4.Polysiphonia or red hair algae
    5.Dictyota true form
    6.Chaetomorpha
    7.Caulerpa Lentillifera
    8.Ventricaria ventricosa although it could be vallonia macrophysa if it was found in a large group.
    9.Cladophora sp and your microscope will confirm this
    10.Bryopsis or derbesia
     
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    Jeez Tony. You know your stuff. See why I thought in the lines of chemist or biologist...lol
     
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    Nice thread. 2 and 10 look like hair algae to me.... I'd recognise it anywhere.
     
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    very nice quiz!

    are you going to culture those?

    i thought number 2 was a form of mermaids grass, but waiting to see :)
     
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    AWESOME thread!! Can't wait to see the results!
     
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    Now you making me blush. No, I'm just a chef.
     
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    Chef that cooks with Laborotory stuff using the "periodic table" as a cookbook... Lol
     
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    lol!

    having seen tony's awesome tank, he can cook a good reef :)
     
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    Some of those books I buy on molecular gastronomy can gety a bit hectic:chef:

    Aaaaaw shucks Dallas, now I'm really blushing (we need a blushing emoticon). Thanks Dallas:021:. OK, found it
     
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    Here are the pic'c where the samples came from.

    No1 AlgaeQno1b.jpg

    No2&3 AlgaeQno23b.jpg

    No4 no photo

    No5 AlgaeQno5b.jpg

    No6 AlgaeQno6b.jpg

    No7 AlgaeQno7b.jpg

    No8 AlgaeQno8b.jpg

    No9 AlgaeQno9b.jpg

    No10 AlgaeQno10b.jpg
     
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    Getting the PIC's of the Algae from the microscope was a challenge in itself. It was the first time i have attempted it. I must also add i do not have a clue what each species is supposed to look like. Hopefully someone can find out what these pics mean and where they can be compared for identification. I can only go by the odd book i have read but they do not go into this much detail.

    These PIC's were taken with an ocular cam device attached to a microscope. Enjoy.

    Can't post all 20 pics so here are the first 10


    NO1.
    algmic01a.jpg algmic01b.jpg

    No2.
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    No3.
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    No4.
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    No5.
    algmic05a.jpg algmic05b.jpg
     
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    The next 10

    No6.
    algmic06a.jpg algmic06b.jpg

    No7.
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    No8.
    algmic08a.jpg algmic08b.jpg

    No9.
    algmic09a.jpg algmic09b.jpg

    No10.
    algmic10a.jpg algmic10b.jpg
     
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    this was a good idea nemos! the title was a bit confusin at first, i thought there was a device to test if there was algae in the tank or something:) and i thought to myself i dont need a device, i just look to see if there is any:p i'm not any good with algaes so i'll stay out of this one, but good thread:thumbup:
     
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    tony did you get your Beer???
     
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    WOW Nemo's Janitor! Awesome thread! Thanks man!

    Tony - YOU DA MAN! !!!! Great SHOW!
     

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