ID Please. Looks like a weed, but in my tank!

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  1. JackSplat

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    Apologies for the photos, the plant in front is not very clear, but it looks to all intend and purpose like a weed with little leaves. Is this good or bad?

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    it is some sort of Macro algae

    Do you have any Tangs?
     
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    No, a coral beauty, some chromis, clarkii clowns, lawnmower blenny and a filefish. thats it. Why?
     
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    Time for a tang bud.........
     
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    I assume that they eat the stuff. Only problem is I think my tank may be a bit small for a tang. Only about 230litre. Are there tangs that will do in this size tank?
     
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    tank is a bit small. Unless you give the rock to a friend with a bigger tank and tanks for cleaning. After a week you take it back.
     
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    Thank you for the link. I already have one though, and have not seen it chow it yet.

    Thank you riaan,
    thats an idea, will see what I can do. From the replies it seems that I have to get rid of it. Are they pests? So far it seems quite slow growing.
     
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    Oh sorry, speed reading. :banghead:

    You should have joy with a urchin or maybe a sea hare.
     
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    No worries :tt2:

    Mmmm,,it looks very much like it yes! Only it grows on the rocks like weeds.
     
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    Great links, thank you. And its definitely some kind of Halimeda. Will leave it and see what happens!
     
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    Halimeda will suck up the Ca & Mg so keep an eye on the levels.

    I have several types of macro & kelp in my tank & it chows Mg & Ca.
     
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    I had a yellow tang in my standard 3ft which was only 90l. The skimmer went crazy but other than that my tang was super healthy.

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    unless you are planning to upgrade, or sell the fish soon. Do not put a tang in such a small tank. It will grow up.
     
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    Yeah I had him for just over a year then I could see he was getting a bit too big and had to sell.
     
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    Will do so! Also have some other macro algae. Actually very fascinating, loving this hobby!


    I am planning to upgrade, but will only get one once I have.

    Thank you for all the feedback guys, much appreciated!
     
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