does anyone recognize this? i have an idea in mind of what it is, but if im right it means i broke some pretty big rules of the aquarium hobby...
Potential causes are low nitrate levels and or insufficient filtration(potentially due to a dirty filter).+1 on staghorn....I had similar looking stuff growing on my glosso. Everyone tried to tell me that it was plant debris...plant debris doesn't grow upwards on other plants lol. View attachment 59576
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.....after I googled staghorn algae I found this picture to be the most similar
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The tank it was in is torn down now... Ph was around 7....couldn't tell you much else... I had high light and spotty DIY co2...no fert. Just about any algae can grow in thatwhat you have looks similar.
it isnt a root.
whatever it is, im going to try and grow it out. i like finding ways to use algae. i have never heard of staghorn algae growing strands that are so thick though...
just out of curiosity, what is your water like that the algae grew in? mine is extremely hard with extremely high kh. ph, without CO2, is around 8.4.