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Poot
03-11-2010, 12:21 AM
I got this floating mess from Ken tonight. He didn't know what it was. I've been looking online for what it could be, and I haven't found the answer yet, so I'll see if someone smarter than I knows.

It's really bright green, floats, and it's like hair. There was some java moss (and duck weed :rolleyes: ) mixed in with it, so ignore it in the pics. :P

http://twitpic.com/17v0bt

http://twitpic.com/17v0iu

kwseiders
03-11-2010, 08:35 AM
I don't know, but it looks like staghorn algae to me.

g libby
03-11-2010, 11:25 AM
I don't know, but it looks like staghorn algae to me.
I always thought it was string algae. First thing I did was check the internet. You know if it is there it is correct. :rolleyes: Anyway, after 1/2 an hour, I found it was named for the branching of the "string". Now how do you get rid of it without killing all the plants and fish? All answers seemed to be high tech or strip everything.

jmhart
03-11-2010, 11:52 AM
It looks like either Staghorn or Clado. If it's strong it's Clado, if it's slimy and breaks easily it's Staghorn. Either way it's a mess, but fortunately it can be sucked out pretty easily and dies with with good co2.

Poot
03-11-2010, 01:04 PM
Looks like it's Clado, thanks Jeffrey!

After doing some research, it looks like this will do well in a shrimp tank.

I guess this is a statement of Ken's salesmanship...he managed to sell algae. :lol: :lol: :lol:

hsd
03-11-2010, 01:26 PM
Looks like it's Clado, thanks Jeffrey!

After doing some research, it looks like this will do well in a shrimp tank.

I guess this is a statement of Ken's salesmanship...he managed to sell algae. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I think it's one of the only plants he can grow:D

g libby
03-11-2010, 02:46 PM
I should have shut my mouth (again). I always had the wrong name. I've had it for some time but only in a couple of tanks and I have been able to reduce it so I forget about it until it blooms again. I am sure it is my imagination but it seem to me that I have less or no fry in the tanks with the clado in bloom. (not flowering but masive amounts) I actually thought it was like a liverworth or something and irrated the fry. I was unable to pick up anything about that on the internet and wonder if I could be correct? Naah.

Eric
03-11-2010, 04:17 PM
I always keep a bunch of this green fuzzy stuff in one of my tanks as my RCS love it - or what's inside of it :lol:

Chris Noto
03-12-2010, 04:06 PM
I got this floating mess from Ken tonight.
Then, again, you could always call it hair algae. :)

By the way, there is an easy way to turn your "links to photos" into actual photos that display in the thread.

1. Use the advanced version of the post editor, that is available via the Quote button at the bottom right of every post, or the Post Reply button that is at the bottom right corner of every thread.

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All the best,
Chris