Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

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Can you help enlighten me of the differences of these? it seems after my blackout for the BGA, which was successful, thankfully, this stuff popped up. I am not sure which of the three it is, but it is definitely one of them. I am not sure what I did to deserve it, as I am religious with ferts, light, CO2...etc.
It is very very thin, thread-like and green when I pull it out. It is in a little matted bush in my dwarf hairgrass and in my mosses and have sparse strands extending from the tops of my stems. I have 10 Amanos in my 90 gal, I will likely add 20 of them today. My SAE's are lazy and I don't think the otos touch it. Any help in ID and eradication will certainly help! Thanks
 

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

If it's softer and slimely, non branching, sounds like Rhizoclonium.
Amaono's will eat it, but trim the moss back seriously.
Then use a comb to tease out the hair grass algae.
Probably left over issues from the BGA bloom but the tank is on the mend.

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

man I hope so, Tom. I hear horror stories about Clado, but I cannot understand why I would even have that. It doesn't look like it is branching at all.
 

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

Then that is good, in general, agressive pruning takes care of it as does good Amano shrimp /gal

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

here are some pics...you think it is what you said it was?

MatAlgae.gif


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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

Might be Spirogyra.

Go after it agressively.

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

added 20 Amanos and used a toothbrush to get a lot out. Will do a 50% change tomorrow and when it gets low enough I can tease out the harigrass with a comb. Do you think I should throw out all of my Fissiden and moss??? It is all in it. I have Christmas moss and Fissiden and the Fissiden is rare stuff. I hate to throw it out:(
 

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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

Shrimps should clean the moss up pretty good, they sometimes cannot get all the algae out of Riccia, but that's no big deal really. It grows faster.

If the moss has it, often the CO2 is the culprit.
Moss should pearl nicely.
It can only use CO2 as a carbon source.


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Re: Differences between Clado, Thread and Hair?

Tom Barr said:
Shrimps should clean the moss up pretty good, they sometimes cannot get all the algae out of Riccia, but that's no big deal really. It grows faster.

If the moss has it, often the CO2 is the culprit.
Moss should pearl nicely.
It can only use CO2 as a carbon source.


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The moss,and everything for that matter, pearls like mad, and I keep Co2 @ about 30-35, but I shut it completely off at night. There really is no need to run it when the lunars are on, right? I don't get it! arrrrgh