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Algae ID help w/ photos

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by turbowagon, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. turbowagon

    turbowagon Junior Poster

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    I finally hosted the pics I took of the algae I referred to in this thread:

    http://www.barrreport.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1891

    I followed Tom's suggestions (except I still haven't gotten the Amano shrimp yet), and the algae has stopped spreading, but I'm still curious what type of algae it was. It doesn't quite look like BBA I've seen in other people's photos, and doesn't quite look like hair algae either. Any ideas? Here are some photos when it was at its worst:

    algae_crypt.jpg

    algae_blyxa.jpg

    algae_stellata.jpg
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Re: Algae ID help w/ photos

    staghorn algae and likely a little BBa mixed in.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Re: Algae ID help w/ photos

    Thanks, Tom!
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Re: Algae ID help w/ photos

    Any branched cylindrical tubes are the staghorn.
    Fine hairs, no branching=> BBA.

    regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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