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What kind of algae is this?

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by reef12, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. reef12

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    As one can see plenty of CO 2 hitting I moved a bunch of stuff to the rear, this was hiding behind the Red Lud

    I know the one on the wood but behind it kind of leafy looking algae I guess , I will leave both, wow but yep kind of like the look really.:rolleyes:

    But that stand up one really cool looking.:glee:


    Gives it a natural look to me any way.:eek:


    Jeff
     
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    The moss on the vertical branches is probably (pellia) monosolenium tenerum. I'm not sure of the other stuff.
     
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    Jeff, I used to have that algae on my wood, looks like moss, nice looking... But I have no idea of its name either! I know that it went away when got some nerite snails, but I am not sure if they actually made it disappear or because I also improved my tank environment at the same time (more co2, better ferts?)
     
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    Strange of the one that stands up as never had any at all.

    The algae on the Wood well the shrimps dig it so will leave it alone.

    Could wipe if out quick, but what the hay.

    Enjoy both and thanks.

    So how is that tank coming along Fab?

    Jeff
     
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    I agree with you Jeff!! Let it alone, it isn't bad looking either!

    My tank? Getting better and better:

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    Some plants are doing great, but others are still struggling... But looks like I got it finally right (tons of co2!)

    Thanks for asking!
     
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    Damn Fab that is like a forest, I guess the fert's and Co2 are really kicking in.

    Wow great looker you have there.

    Keep after that , in a few months be begging to how to slow the growth down.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jeff
     
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    Eh eh... I knew you had that reaction!! :)

    Yes, some plants are growing even too much (star grass, higros) but others are still struggling (Ambulias, Alternanthera) even if getting better... They are taking a very long time.

    By the way, I got back to just 4 x T8 lights (160w total) instead than 5 x T8, and plants took off even better!

    Thanks for helping me out for the past months!
     
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    No problem Fab .

    Looking good all around.

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks Jeff :)
     
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