Discussion in 'Photography' started by Sean9rw84, Nov 10, 2014.
Some look like leafs attached to the rock. I dont know if its a mushroom or a sponge??
Hi and welcome to LR!
May be sponge but it also reminds me of Homotrema rubrum. Your pic is a little blurry so I am not positive on the ID. Take a look at the link and see if that may be what you have:
I will take a better shot tonight, they are growing like mad . I might just pick one off so i can get a great pic.
Looks like a macro algae to me.
yes thats what i think too - algae- halymenia maybe
Is it a good thing to have? I believe you are correct.
macroalgae can be very beneficial, but also problematic if not kept under control. It will help reduce some of your unwantedwater contaminants (nitrate, phosphate, CO2) , and can also help with oxygenation. Let it grow, and cut it back when you feel that it is getting to large, and if you have enough, some people will even buy it off of you.
If you dont want it in your display, you could always start a refugium.
Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna have to upgrade my test kits to get more sensitive data, because there showing 0 ppm Nitrate and Nitrites, 0 phosphate 0 Ammonia and a 8.1 PH ..... Salinity is at 1.026 and temp at 79. I'm using API Test kits. I know Nitrates and Nitrites still exist, its kinda of aggravating. I gonna start a refugium soon, and recommendations on which one
if your tank is drilled, i have always just used a regular aquarium, and put my own baffles in how I want it set up. If you have to go with the HOB, then the CPR aquafuge is always a good option.
dont forget - that algae is a food source for your fish too. any vegetarians in your tank will be happu to eat it for you
I took a clearer picture of the supposed Micro Algae, please let me know what ya think Also have a pic of my 55 gal tank
... have you poked it yet? Is it squishy? Does it feel like a plant?
It's a legitimate question for identification, Bryan.
Yes ... Yes it is
so what do you think........
When you touched it did it retract or just sit there?
still think its a macroalgae. halymenia has a spongy slimy feel to it. could be some kind of a sponge though i dont think so
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