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Old 02-20-2019, 06:27 PM
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Name this nuisance algae and remedy!

I appreciate your help.


I've been pulling it and constant rowaphos. I feed my tank rods food so though I should really test my phos. It should be low as I never had a prior problem with it. The algae didn't show up until I added new chaeto months down the road. I think it likely contained bad algae and leaked into the display.


I have done blackout and it comes back.






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Old 02-21-2019, 11:30 AM
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I think I have the same. It's like GHA but not as fine and thicker, I've tried everything and can't get rid of this. Flucanozole knocked it back some but didn't get rid of it and it came back. I manually pull some out when I do WC's but it comes back.









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Old 02-21-2019, 02:45 PM
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I've dealt with GHA in the past. I know for sure it's not GHA. GHA, I'd worry about phos and silicates. Blackout, ensure 0 tds RODI water and routine rowaphos would solve GHA.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:37 PM
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I guess noone has ever seen this algae before?
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:32 PM
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it coould be Cladophoropsis, Green Wiry Algae
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:02 AM
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try more flucanazole it should get rid of it
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:17 PM
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it coould be Cladophoropsis, Green Wiry Algae
I think this is what I have. I have some GHA in my sump and when I do a side by side comparison the strands of this stuff are a lot thicker. I've tried Flucanozole twice now and it does knock it down a little but doesn't get rid of it.

Bought some Emarald crabs and out of the four I bought one died, two are a no show and the last one I've seen eat it a few times but not enough to make a dent.

It stopped spreading and is only confined to the few spots in the tank so as of now I'll just let it be.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:58 PM
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I think I had this in my tank too, my snails ate it all up
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:58 PM
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how about a fox face and tangs
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:14 AM
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I hate to use fish as a solution since it is a gamble and may not really care for them. I'll try a new cleanup crew and see what happens.
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