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Algae identification

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HuskyReefer

Hello all, this is my first post here on the forum but I had a question in regard to what type of agae I have growing in my tank.  My Tank has been going strong for about 6 months now.  My parameters are all normal but have just begun to see a rapid growth of this random agae. The first picture is of the side of my tank and the second is a zoomed in on a spot.  Thanks for your help!

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Thrassian Atoll

Does it wipe away easily?  Looks almost like coraline algae.

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HuskyReefer

Not really... I would have to go over it a bunch of times with the mag float to get it off.  It’s just odd because it’s green.

 

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VaporCountry

Looks like coralline to me

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yoshii

It's a hard to scrape off green algae? It's totally normal, don't worry about it. It usually just grows in small spots like your photos, just scrape it off just you would with coralline.

 

Also, :welcome: to Nano-Reef!

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HuskyReefer

Thanks for your help. Do you know a specific type is might be/ how to get rid of it 

 

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Lognor

It's coraline algae.  Most of the time its purple, but there is green as well.  I scrape it off the glass, but leave it on the back wall.  It's up to you.  If you look at the picture attached you can see both green and purple on my back wall.  I have some green in the live rock as well, but mostly purple.

 

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Thrassian Atoll

Easiest way to get it off is with a razor blade.  Just be careful not to scratch the glass.  Leave the stuff on the back usually.

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