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Offline Cannedmulder

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Can you tell me what this is??
« on: January 24, 2010, 10:56:41 PM »




I hope these pics come through!  I have these strange things on my overflow!  At first I thought it was a mushroom so I tried to get it off but they are soft and squishy like a zoa but they dont open like a zoa and I don't know how a zoa would have gotten to the overflow.  If you can see these well let me know.  They kinda pop like a zoa does and not like green algea but they have bubbles kinda like green algea except in clusters.  They are a reddish pinkish color.  These are the best pics I could get but I took one off and put it in the sump on top of my cheato to see if I could get a better pic so that is what the one is of.  Anyone have any ideas?  They are no where else in my tank!!  Should I worry about them and if yes how do I get them off without popping or going into my overflow?

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 10:57:28 PM »
ok pics didn't work how do I get them to work??

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 11:03:57 PM »
Lets try this!

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 11:23:52 PM »
looks like a type of bubble algae, i would destroy it.
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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 11:46:12 PM »
How....cant get emerald crabs up there!  And why would it be just on my overflow!?

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 08:35:28 AM »
How....cant get emerald crabs up there!  And why would it be just on my overflow!?

Don't think it is bubble algae, but not sure what it is.  Manual removal - trying not to break cells is probalby best option.

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 01:53:08 PM »
They break REALLY easily!!!

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010, 01:57:21 PM »
They break REALLY easily!!!

Try to scrape under them and scoop them into something as best you can.  You could stop flow and do the harvesting and then wipe up around them with paper towels before turning pumps back on or something to minimize the amount of material getting into the system from inside them.

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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010, 04:06:39 PM »
Rhodophytes
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Re: Can you tell me what this is??
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 01:13:11 AM »
I will bring my razor if i can take some to study
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