green coraline?

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  1. malooda

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    hi

    iv got this green algae growing on my rocks, what is it?
    is it safe?

    thanks

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  3. Tremayn

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    What does it feel like? You get all funky colours of coraline but they generally dont last long
     
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    could very well be green corraline i have alot.. very common and better than the hairy stuff...
     
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    malooda

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    The fuuny thing is most of the growth at the back of the tank
     
  6. Jamie@Vertex

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    The green coralline alga are becoming more and more common, especially with LED lighting. It is just as welcome as any coralline algae, so not to worry. I find it grows mostly in the deeper parts of the tank, which I wouldn't have expected, seeing that it is green. I've never experienced an explosion of it, just discrete spots, which looks really nice against the violet, purple and red corallines.
     
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    malooda

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    ok guys im beginning to worry alittle. is this really green coraline?

    Jamie@Vertex if this is green coraline im getting alot of it. the pics below show alot of growth

    its even growing on the glass

    my purple/pink coraline growth is not as much as the green tho there are bits and pieces with it

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    this pic shows the it growing on the tank

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  8. Kunhardt

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    If its not fuzzy dont worry, all my rocks I have ever placed in my tank have gone that greenish colour where they are not covered with corraline...it could very well be coralline growth it comes in pinks, purples, reds, whites and greens commonly...lighting etc can play a factor in these.
     
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    Is the tank exposed to direct sun light?
     
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    malooda

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    @sergio I do have a skylight behind the tank, tho it does give light to the room but I don't think direct rays actually reach the tank as the skylight is on top of the roof and the is quite high. At the same time the back of the tank has a lot more green then the front.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it getting out of hand. Your tank is still new and as Kunhardt mentioned, if it's not fuzzy, it won't be a nuisance. With time, the red-purple forms will dominate.

    Also, any natural sunlight, even indirect, can increase algae growth. As your sunlight is coming from a skylight, it will be pretty well distributed and the effect will be less obvious, but still there. That said, if you can keep nutrients low, it shouldn't become a problem, but you should know it can be a factor.
     
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    You know, I've heard that, when you have green coralline algae, and if you listen really carefully, you might hear your rocks singing... "It's not easy being green..." ;)
     
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    I agree, anything green outside of the scrubber area makes me so nervous. And I have a reason to be nervous, I have had my share of the green stuff and some of them even had one or two bubbles in it.
     
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    ok guys now its beginning to grow on substrate, i have carrib sea suger fine. below are new pics of the rocks, you will see how intense the green has become. iv also found purple 'hair algea' growing not sure what to make of this as i do have a problem with some green hair algea.

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    on the sand

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    Tagging..I spotted some green coralline on my Tank glass and the Magnets don't even take it off..
     
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    I still think from the looks of the rocks in most of those pics that its just green coraline and micro algae...its hard to tell though with some of it from the pics if its fuzzy or not, as I said before if its fuzzy then you going to have problems...if its smooth and hard dont worry about it.

    That purple...hmmm... from the pic it could be cyano thats gone stringy...if that makes sense...doesnt look like red hair algae though. Never heard of a purple hair algae to be honest.
     
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    malooda

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    @Kunhardt

    Thanks
    If it is cyno what should I do?

    What else should I do or look out for with regard to this?
     
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    malooda

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    my blue leg hermit crab has trimmed the 'purple hair algea' / 'cyno'
    its not completely gone but much shorter then it was
     
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    malooda

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    hi guys

    i need some serious help now. thw dark green algea which looked 'hard' at first has now turned into green strings.



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    it also comes in purple :eek::eek:




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    its now starting to grow on sand in the dt. it first goes green or purple and then the hair/strings come out :eek:




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    what is this?
    is this cyno?
    what am i doing wrong?

    thanks
     
  20. Charl_Stanhope

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    Thats some cyano,also looks like some purple hair algae. What your water parameters like? po4,no3 ? your tank is still new so its normal to get some algae blooms. How much and how often you feeding?
     
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    malooda

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    not sure whats my readings, tho i have added in some cheato.
    feed twice a day, morning flakes and night flakes or frozen.
     

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