what algae is this?

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  1. akhannay

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    please identify for me and is it good or bad? it looks like seethrough green plastic! :biggrin:


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    anyone?
     
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    Looks like cyano to me, in which case it is bad
     
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    The photos are not all that clear, but I would guess Ulva sp. (probably Ulva rigida), aka Sea Lettuce.

    If so, this is a highly desirable macro alga, but it won't last for long if you have any herbivores such as tangs - they just LOVE this type of algae.

    And no - it's definitely not cyano ;)

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    pop the rock in the sump and let it grow, every now and then you can treat your herbivore fish :)
     
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    well i have a byosis bloom and i think i neet to tackle that first :( its a sad situation in my little ocean...
     
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    Get some probiotics like Prodibio, Special Blend, Seachem Stability and vodka dose to reduce your nutrients to get rid of your algae. you have excess phosphates somewhere which is fuelling the alga
     

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