Coralline algae

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  1. Annoying

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    Hey everyone:wave2:

    I just want to ask the question if it's possible that you can get green caroline algae?.. The reason why I ask is that there is this green algae growing in my tank and I have a red slime bloom (still in cycle) and it doesn't cover the green algae but covers everything else. The algae is also very hard.

    Thanks:thumbup:
     
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  3. mnd123

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    I get green, pink, purple and blood red coralline, so yip I would say so
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yes, Annoying. There is such a thing as green algae. Post a pic then we can confirm if it is coralline or a nutrient related algae.
    Ps, it is "Coralline", not "Caroline" . "Caroline" (Some call her Karanteen) is the presenter for ESA Angling. :p
     
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  5. mnd123

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    Mek I take it you aiming this at Annoying?

    I aint got none left :) I took a mega mag to my DT glass yesterday after months of coralline neglect - man I love that thing - gotta get me one (borrowed it)
     
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    Oooops, shot for the correction :)
     
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    Is karanteen a tasty fish?;)
     
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    By the looks of it, yeah. Just need some duck tape for the mouth though :p
     
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    Haha sorry ok thanks for the correction...

    Is it just me or did I only get one answer and 8 smileys on this joke on this post:lol:
     
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    Hey here's the pic of the algae
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    @Annoying please excuse these jovial volks. They are not having a go at your question. But the ESA edible thing is funny.

    The green algae you see is most probably the first cycle of algae that go's through a tank. What is actually happening is the calcareous algae on the LR is dying off and phosphate is binding to this CA. This attracts algae big time. In the early stages it would look like it is hard green calcareous algae but it will soon bloom into cyno, hair or lettuce algae.
     
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    Agree with NJ. This is a nutrient related algae rather than a calcareous based algae.
     
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    Ok thanks for the help :thumbup:
     
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