ID Needed

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  1. jvdwalt

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    Hi,

    Can someone please help me identify this, it looks like a little feather and it's starting to grow everywhere.

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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Bryopsis algae I think, can't be 100% sure though as the pic is a bit blurry.
     
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    Thanks Viper, Let me try and get a better pic for you.
     
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    This is the best Photo I can get[​IMG]
     
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    I'm still a bit unsure, do a google image search for some close up pics of bryopsis, then compare it to what you have, taking note of the "feather" appearance.
     
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    I think @viper357 is right with bryopsis.
    If it is bryopsis, you got yourself a bit of a problem!
    You can ask almost any reefer (including me) who had bryopsis in their tanks, its nearly impossible to eradicate & takes over everything.
    Ive had some success withe treating the liverock outside the tank with hydrogenperoxide, but its lots of work & takes a long time!!!
    If it is bryopsis, drop me a pm & i will give you some advice!
     
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    Emerald crabs
     
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    Thanks Everyone for all the help.
    If I Google Bryopsis it's the closest I've seen on google to what I have.

    It looks like my Regal Tang is eating them from the rocks and they are only left on the glass in some spots. Hopefully he eats them too.:)
     
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    Haven't had bryopsis get footing on my glass before.
     
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    I have had it on the glass. Especially where there is coraline algae growing, it easily takes hold in those areas. Fortunately, its easy to remove from the glass. Just scrape it off with a scraper. (just always ask someone to help you syphon out every little piece that you scrape off otherwise, the small pieces takes hold wherever it ends up, even on corals)
     
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    Emerals crabs wont completely remove the bryopsis. (tried it)
    They only nip off the part sticking out & the next week its grown out again.
    Ive had great success with my seahare, but he also just eats off the part sticking out & a few days later its back...
     
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    try raising the magnesium with Epsom salt to 1600ppm and the only other thing that really works is Kent Tech M- it probably has a by product that kills the bryopsis. I have used hot R.O water in a syringe that turns it white then the tangs enjoy it. Keep your nutrients low - My display is now free of the stuff - thank God
     
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    The magnesium works sometimes, but just be aware that you might lose some corals & inverts that way!
     
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    I replied to a similar Thread a few months ago..stating Bryopsis..and got rapped over the knuckles by @crispin ...:p... you do get some algae that also has the "feathery" texture...especially when they are on the glass, so it "COULD" be something else...I'm not saying it isn't Bryopsis...I always believe it's Bryopsis...(to be on the safe side)...I just want to mention the similar Thread I answered...I can't find that Thread anywhere...even after an hour search...:blush:..someone care to find it..:blush:
     
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    What the queen of link posting is stumped?:whistling: That's a first!!!!
     
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    Don't worry @belindamotion, I am sure all of us has been chastised by @crispin at least once in here. He only means well, as he know his stuff. Can't find your thread.
     
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    I've had it on my glass, and my pipework, and my heater....this stuff grows anywhere :( got some of it right now growing happily right on the end of my return pipe outlet in the tank, it's thoroughly enjoying getting blasted by the waterflow.:glare:
     
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    Pretty sure it's Bryopsis, and it can grow pretty much anywhere.
     
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