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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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What is this Algae

As the title says i would like to know what this algae is and how i should get rid of it / should i get rid of it. One of the pieces of wood has flame moss attached so i need to be able to treat it with that or if all else fails i can remove the flame moss.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Can I just scrub it off in tank or will it spread then. To me it looks a lot like Rhizoclonium but it's very dark in spots.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 05:30 PM
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Is your driftwood from a local river or lake near by? I had that in my driftwood too. I added three algae eaters and the stuff was gone in a week!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it is from a local lake. The problem it's on a piece of wood in a nano that I plan on having red cherry shrimp or pumpkin shrimp in and the other tank has aggressive cichlids. So I'm not sure what I can do about it other than clean it off by hand and hope it doesn't come back.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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Add Otto cats. They don't bother shrimp

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