Are these algaes going to become a problem?

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by ThaneF, 5 Jul 2011.

  1. ThaneF

    ThaneF

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    Hi all,

    I have these two algaes starting to grow. My tank is just under a year old, all of the parameters are in check and they have grown out of my "old" live rock. Must I nuke them or leave them, any advice is appreciated.

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  3. durleo

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    the first is a bubble algae and can get out of control - try to pry them off the rock without popping them cause that will release spores into the tank. T

    The second looks cool - not sure what it is though!
     
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    +1 on the second one, looks awsome. Has it grown much since its been in the tank?
     
  5. ThaneF

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    Not quite the responses I was expecting :p but it doesn't seem to be growing too fast but it's ALOT faster than any other thing in my tank. Is has taken around 3 months to get to it's current size and I'm starting to get worried :( but if I don't have to be worried then I'll be happy.

    Going to take on the bubble algae this weekend then
     
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    The red bubble algae isnt a problem, its the green stuff you should worry about.. I have both of these algaes and they seem to grow slowly. My tang ate a couple of the red bubble algaes and they didnt spread. You can get rid of them if you want :) . Better safe than sorry
     
  7. silverthorne

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    Lol, sorry about that. When a reefer sees something perdy......
    The hair algea can be removed manualy by brushing (if u can remove rocks) or pull it off. I noticed once PO4 was controlled it slowly died off after removal. Also had a convict who kept it trimmed :thumbup:
     
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    The algae in the second pic is the advanced stage of the bubble algae in the first pic. I will look up the proper name for you later. It can get out of control.

    It looks like red valonia
     
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  9. ThaneF

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    I do have a very small amount of gha, a little around the bubble and a little on a hermits shell. Thanks for the info though, think I'll get rid of it
     
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