is it algae ????????

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by badbiker, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. badbiker

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    Hi

    My 3 weeks old liverocks seems having some kind of algae problem so I dont no which kind of algae is that her is pic can any one help me (How to remove it from the rocks)



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    I can't see very clearly on the pic, but if you're really worried and fairly convinced that it is algae, just take an old tooth brush and scrub the rocks a bit in tank water outside the tank in a bucket or something. Shake it a bit and rinse, put back into the tank.
     
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    Can't you take a better pic? You need to make sure it is bad algae before removing it.
     
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    it look like green and purple powder

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    That looks a lot like calcerous corralline algae........ Not 100% sure though....
     
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    I agree with that.
     
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    Feel with your finger - if it is hard, then it is good calcerous algae. If it feels "snotty" then it could be cyano. Regardless, if your tank is only three weeks old, I would not worry about the algae - it is quite natural, and in fact good, to have all types of algae outbreaks during the first 2-3 months of your tank's life.

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