Identification Help.. Bryopsis Algae?

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    Old_Moe

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    I spent a bit of time on various sites and I think this is Bryopsis Algae, but I am not sure. It seems to be spreading quick.

    Water conditions ( btw, new tank 75g, 2 clowns added last Sat )

    Salinity: 1.025
    Temp: 75.0
    Ammonia: 0ppm
    Nitrite: 0ppm
    Nitrate: 5ppm
    High Range Ph: 8.1

    Thank you very much!!!!


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    Is this Green Coralline Algae? or is this more trouble? some spots have little clear bubbles on it.

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    I have algae in my tank that looks similar, and I'm unsure if it's a macro algae or bryopsis...but I noticed my turbo snails mow thru it with ease, so get yourself a few of those if you haven't already gotten yourself a cuc.
     
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    thanks.

    I have 5 turbos and they dont seem to be touching the stuff. I have been manually removing it, but it seems to be spreading fast. Trying to take care of it before it really becomes a problem.
     
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    That's a good method...stick to it. It may seem to take forever, but you'll eventually over come the algae.
     
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    Just wondering if anyone else had any thoughts on this.

    thanks.
     
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    I have had bryopsis and that is not the same thing. Kill it now with kalk paste or "Stop Aptasia"
     
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    so you are thinking that the green shoots are Aptasia? I definately was not leaning in that direction. hmm. I am very new and still learning.
     
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    It's definitely not Aiptasia.
     
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    This is the same algae I am currently dealing with, and my searches say it is a form of bryopsis.
    Have you overcome it?
     
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    yes, completely out of my tank. ( knock on wood )

    I used a combination of pulling them out by hand and bumping up my Magnesium levels using Tech M for a couple of weeks ( rest turned brown and disappeared ). I was lucky, not much in my tank at the time, so I was limited with collateral damage.

    Good luck... everything I read about it.. it's a pain in the ass to get rid of.
     
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    Glad you are over it :D
    I don't have much in the tank either, and this live rock has been sitting in some very nutrient rich water in my sister's basement for a couple years. It has all kinds of surprises, good and bad! LOL The astraeas are doing a good job and there should be very limited nutrients in the water for it to feed off of. No fish in the tank yet, but I am dying to get my Midas Blenny!!! :p
     
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