murky water

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  1. Dean Schreuder

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    So i woke up to a murky tank, i susspuct its from the die off of good algea in the tank due to reduced phospates.. The algae has lost its green appearance and has gone white, what u think should i just remove it?
     
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    Is it Caulerpa ?
     
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    The algea

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    If it is, means it went sexual.
    Remove all the dead white algae and do a water change to help clean the water. Your skimmer should also be going crazy.
     
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    Ok, not Caulerpa. I'd still remove
     
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    Its in a small nano think it would be difficult to remove half of it lol.. But i will give it a go.. I have done a water change already.
     
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    Did you have halimedia ? If you didn't prune then they went sexual. You will also notice you skimmer going mad, keep skimming wet.

    I've see this numerous times and never experience any ill effects with livestock.

    I would recommend a nice water change today if you can, otherwise don't panic.

    Your water should clear up in 24 hours again.
     
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    wow nice quick responses, just seen you pic, not Halimedia either :)
     
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    I have removed all white parts and left the good part... Will do another water change now.
     
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    Looks alot like Bryopsis pennata,

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