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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Can any one identify?

Hello all, I have a tank that I have some driftwood in and I have some strange growth towards the top of one of my pieces of wood. It is the only spot I see it and the shrimp graze on it and keep it clean but not really sure what it is. I have some Java moss there as well but I have this patch of stuff...

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any and all help appreciated. I am sure it's not harming the fish as all of my parameters are perfect. Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 01:13 AM
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I have the same thing, I don't know what it is, but I know it's probably from excess light. After I made the photoperiod 10 hours, it started growing. Lowering light is probably the way to go, and to ID it... I think it is string or hair algae. There is probably someone here who knows though. Good luck!

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