Algae in sump advice!

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae (including bacteria)' started by Aaron Davis, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Feb 9, 2017
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    Hey guys,

    I purchased a bag of algae from a LFS a few months back and and now wondering what I got exactly; as I've noticed a few different types of algae in my sump. I noticed a few bubbles of what appears to be green bubble algae on the end of my heater. Is this alright in my sump? I feel like I should be removing it. I accidentally popped one of the bubbles yesterday when doing some maintenance. I have some normal chaeto and I also believe I have BRYOPSIS, CAULERPA and some Red Algae of some kind. Possibly POLYSIPHONIA? All these different algae species are in a large group.

    Are these species alright or preferred? Or should I remove them all and start over with ONLY chaeto?


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  2. jefra

    jefra Active Member Build Thread Contributor

    Jun 26, 2016
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    Definitely remove bryopsis or anything that resembles it and proceed cautiously with the caulerpa. Using chaeto exclusively is definitely the safest option.
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