algae

  1. J

    What type of algae is this?

    Hi there! Can anyone help me out and identify the type of algae this is? My current solution has been to try to scrub it out of the rocks but in some places, it is in the crevices and it makes it very difficult, especially with the amount that exists. Someone had suggested it is purple algae...
  2. curiel909

    Diatoms?

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I sure did, I visited Reef-A-palooza and came up with a lot of great products. I am now on week 2 with my 40 gallon tank. And I started getting brown algae all over the tank. My lights are on a schedule. I am running a Current USA orbit...
  3. Bertbreaksnecks

    Really at a loss of what this algae is HELP

    I believe this came in hitchhiking on a zoa colony from vietnam but not to sure, I tried to get the best pictures I can and weirdest of all it seems to only be growing on the glass... maybe Bryopsis? But it has like a foot base then spouts little almost fans, very hard to scrape off Any ideas?
  4. Charlie117

    New reef questions

    Hello all! So I used to have a reef tank and had a very “text book” cycle, ammonia rises, then nitrite, then nitrate, then a big diatom bloom and a die off. This time around I had the same chemistry, but no diatoms, it went straight to a dusting of green algae. It’s been about two months and a...
  5. BGrand

    Please Help ID

    Could you all help me ID this. It was growing around my mushroom plug. I pulled the plug and scrubbed it off the plug. I put the mushroom in a different local. I scrubbed the plug hole but it is growing back. Also if you can, please let me know how to remove it. For the record this entire rock...
  6. T

    Need help identifying these hitchhikers

    Fairly new tank. I just bought my first corals and I used a coral dip before putting them in my tank. It removed most hitchhikers (I think) but there a few large ones that I can see and I am wondering if anyone can identify them and let me know if I should keep them or remove them. One of them...
  7. Tangina20

    Going from 0 to 2.5 nitrate is causing a lot of algae problems.

    I’ve had 0 nutrients in my 40 breeder for a long time because I only have 3 small fish in the system, after my corals have started losing colors I started heavier feedings and got my nitrate up to 2.5 and phosphate to .25 and the colors look better than ever but I’m starting to get a lot of...
  8. Cole nelson

    Weird growth

    So I have an all coral tank as of right now and out of the blue I noticed a strange growth behind my frogspawn. I don’t know weather this is dangerous or if it is some sort of coral. It is colored purple/blue with orange dots
  9. Joe Batt

    Sky high No3 and Po4 but no algae

    My 350 reefer was restarted about 15 months ago. I am in the middle of a slow transfer to my upgraded tank a Waterbox 230. I had my fish in the Waterbox but managed to get some itch so after a 12 day tank transfer I put the fish back into the 350 so that I could leave the Waterbox fallow for...
  10. Reef Nutrition

    Reef-A-Palooza NY is coming up fast!!! You won't want to miss this!!!

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  11. InspectorGadget

    Reefing changed for me when I stopped chasing the magical Unicorn

    Hey Everyone! I haven’t posted in a very long time and I want to list my current situation to maybe help someone with similar issues. As you can see from the title, I was chasing the magical unicorn for the past two years. What is the Unicorn of reefing? To me it’s the highly publicized ULNS and...
  12. ccurnick

    Algae Growth on SPS

    So lately I have been having an issue with STN/Tip burns, anyone have any suggestions? The highest my alk has ever been is 8.8. After seeing the tip burns I dropped it over the course of a week to 7.5 and have maintained that ever since (I have a Trident). I dose 20ml of Acropower every 3 days...
  13. potatocouch

    misc. algae & macro in refugium (in sump)

    in the ideal world, we would love to have only Chaeto (or some prefer Caulerpa) in their fuge (sump) but in saying that, if worst come to worst, the refugium is filled with all sort of misc. algaes i.e. GHA, Caulerpa, Chaeto, Red Dragon, Bryopsis .. does it really matter? I mean as long as they...
  14. M

    Losing battle against algae, help with next steps

    Hi guys I have been fighting this battle against algae for the last 8 months and I can't find a way to make it recede. It has been always getting worse and now it is at the point that the wife is having seconds thoughts about having the tank. I will try to post as much detail as I can, let me...
  15. Tangina20

    Algae ID??

    i have never seen this before, has anyone else?
  16. Jeremy K.A.

    GHA eater

    I am having a hair algae outbreak in my 55 gallon mixed reef. Going to do a water change to help but am looking for fish to help with it as well. Whats reef safe and suitable for 55? I have a small sail fin tang which doesn't touch it currently
  17. scott11106

    Dark colored bubbles

    anyone know what these black or dark colored bubbles are? they are not like air bubbles but more look like a solid but wanted to know if they are bad and should i take them out? I think they are bad since the torch they seem to be attached to looks like the stem has eroded or eaten away if these...
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  19. Lylelovett

    Considering Macroalgae: Green Finger, Shaving Brush, Mermaid's Fan?

    Hi all, So I thought it might be cool to add some macroalgae to my DT: green finger, shaving brush, or mermaid's fan... I have a 150g mixed reef tank. about 6mos old. This is my first reef tank. Looking at liveaquaria.com, those are the three I'm interested in...
  20. Lylelovett

    Is this hair algae?

    Hi all, As this is my first reef tank I'm learning as I go. I assume this is hair algae? (see attached) It's currently just on that rock, but I'm sure will spread if allowed. :) Thanks!
  21. MarineDepot

    Get Rid of Cyanobacteria and Algae

    Get Rid of Cyanobacteria and Algae A Recipe for Success from DrTim's Aquatics!
  22. LilElroyJetson

    Still Not ID’ed...Diatom? Bacterial Bloom?

    I thought I’d ID’ed this stuff as Licmophora sp. but now that I’ve let it grow out, I’m not so sure. It’s a brown-ish white looking feather protruding from the live rock in mostly high light intensity areas and emerging from what looks like existing algae. Salinity: 1.025 Temp: 78.6 Ammonia: 0...
  23. Evan28395950

    Whats this on glass?

    What is this, and how to do I get it off the glass? I tried scrubbing it off, nothing.
  24. Auto-pilot

    Grow light

    Ok I need some help picking a grow light that I'm not going to have problems with later! My light failed today, the fans failed. The fans were loud because of the salt and dust that had made it into the light and while trying to clean (I have to do every other month) the power inverter for the...
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