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Hey guys

Want you to please ID these. The last two are algae on the gravel, so please advise as to how I can get rid of it before it spreads to far.

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2) Think it is some sort of Anemone. VERY small though...

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3) Nuisance Algae

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4) More Nuisance

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If these are bad please advise how to get rid of it...
 
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1) It is a funny little thing. +/- 1.5 cm long!!!
2) This is the best pic I could get. My camera can't zoom further. Size - well, if you take a white board marker and press it firmly on a whiteboard, that dot is about the same size.
3) My tank is alomost 2months. My tests "show" NO3 at 0ppm and PO4 at 0ppm. (Saying "show" as I am not to confident in the PO4 test) NO3 is tested with a Red Sea test kit though so it should be quite accurate.
 
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Pic 1 : No idea , could be a sponge of some sort or an algae
Pic 2 : Not Aiptasia . Don't think it is mojano either. The tentacles appear to end in a rounded ball like tip, though not clear from the photo. Could be the same I have . Try looking at Corynactis species anemone. Otherwise have a look at the following link with photos :

http://www.starfish.ch/c-invertebrates/anemones.html

Pic 3 : The "red stuff" is cyano.
Pic 4 : Looks more like green hair algae to me.

Just my thoughts though.
 
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Pic 2 : Not Aiptasia . Don't think it is mojano either. The tentacles appear to end in a rounded ball like tip, though not clear from the photo. Could be the same I have . Try looking at Corynactis species anemone. Otherwise have a look at the following link with photos :

http://www.starfish.ch/c-invertebrates/anemones.html
My "baby" Aiptasia in my tank look like this - with a white tip - I will try get a shot

Pic 4 : Looks more like green hair algae to me.
Agreed - but again, with my outbreak I have both red and brown - the brown is before it breaks up - the bubbles are exactly like mine
 
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Your pic no.2 could be a euphylia glabrescence or torch, i`ve seen them `pop` out from good live rock before.
Very interesting . I didn't even think in that direction.

Midasblenny , from the photo (very unclear though) there appears to be an oral disc or mouth, unless I am mistaken.
 

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Your pic no.2 could be a euphylia glabrescence or torch, i`ve seen them `pop` out from good live rock before.
i have tons of them on my LR, all good?
 
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Hi Jaco , with your Cyano , do you dose any iodine ?"this can cause cyano " also how strong is your flow along the bottom of the tank , as cyano can become a problem if there is not enough flow :(

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Hi Jaco , with your Cyano , do you dose any iodine ?"this can cause cyano " also how strong is your flow along the bottom of the tank , as cyano can become a problem if there is not enough flow :(

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Is this a proven fact ? I never knew that.
 

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Pic 1 looks like a Neomeris, harmless little algae but doesn't last long in our tanks.
 
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Is this a proven fact ? I never knew that.
I would have to find proof on this , but as learning all the time i have been told this :)

I could be wrong ! Google it :)


I'll try and find some proof for you :)

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Iodine is a form of antiseptic - antiseptic kills bacteria - cyano is bacteria..... cyano-bacteria.....

So - no. Iodine can never "feed" or cause cyano bacteria....

Sorry to disagree with you Tommo...
 
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Iodine is a form of antiseptic - antiseptic kills bacteria - cyano is bacteria..... cyano-bacteria.....

So - no. Iodine can never "feed" or cause cyano bacteria....

Sorry to disagree with you Tommo...
Interesting. So therefore the higher your Iodine reading the LESS cyano ?
 

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But if you overdose with iodine, you would destroy all the good bacteria, which could in turn cause many problems with the tank.??
 
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According to the Seachem website the desireable concentrate is 0.06mg/L ppm but that many corals and crustaceans can benefit from higher levels.
 
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I used to dose iodine , when i did , i found that cyano grew all over my DSB , now this could be just my tank, remember this is just an opinion :)

cheers Andrew
 

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