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    Type of algea

    This has started to pop up in the tank. Any id or way to get rid of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mpdan View Post
    This has started to pop up in the tank. Any id or way to get rid of it?

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    Try a emerald crab...mine wipes all the hair alage in my tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubano32 View Post
    Try a emerald crab...mine wipes all the hair alage in my tank

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    I think this is different than hair algae. I did have a problem with hair algea that tubos have taken care of. This does not flow like hair algea does

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    its Green Wiry Algae

    looks at this

    https://www.reefcleaners.org/nuisance-algae-id-guide

    other than the clean up crew he mentioned a fox face/ rabbit fish would get rid of it in a few days ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    its Green Wiry Algae

    looks at this

    https://www.reefcleaners.org/nuisance-algae-id-guide

    other than the clean up crew he mentioned a fox face/ rabbit fish would get rid of it in a few days ..
    Thank you I think you are right.

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    If you remove as much as possible by hand, usually the rest will be taken care of by clean up crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfishlady View Post
    If you remove as much as possible by hand, usually the rest will be taken care of by clean up crew.
    Yea I have to try to pull a bunch out. The same as I did with hair algea. I have thought of getting a refugium. Will a refugium take up too much of the nutrients in the tank for zoas and mushrooms? I know they like the water a bit dirty.

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    I used fluconazole against Bryopsis and found it to be effective. It also temporarily wiped out green hair algae also.
    Fluconazole may be effective against this guy too.

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    That crap sucks man its like astro turf . Nothing eats it ive had it and tryed every thing if u can get to rocks pull them out rip that crap off and scrap and rinse that area clean i was pulling soft ball size patches off all in one piece. Good luck
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    Btw ive tried both fox faces the yellow and the magnificent i trued three different rabbit fish and urchins galore tangs u name it . The urchins did ok if u got most buy yanking it but still came back all the time
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