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Old 02/13/2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Algae ID in 2 month old tank

Hi all,

Trying to figure out what Algae I recently have developing. Tank 2 months old, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and .5-.10 nitrates. Cut my light from 8-9. Hours to about 6 and canít find a matching look-a-like on the ID page.

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Old 02/13/2018, 04:32 PM   #2
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I can't see your photo.


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Old 02/13/2018, 04:48 PM   #3
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Old 02/13/2018, 05:16 PM   #4
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I don't really know what kind of algae that is exactly, but if it's hard to remove from the rocks then it's probably just a prelude to Coralline algae.


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Old 02/13/2018, 06:00 PM   #5
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Normal part of the new tank process.. fluorescent green algae that won’t easily blows off eventually gets replaced by coralline algae. Promise you it won’t stay that green =}


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:15 PM   #6
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Looks like it may be Ostreobium.


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Old 02/14/2018, 06:59 PM   #7
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Looks like it may be Ostreobium.


Thanks! May be right yuck :/


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:31 PM   #8
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It looks like green film algae. It's pretty common for a new tank. As others mentioned, it'll likely be replaced by coralline.


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