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Old 02-16-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me what is growing on my live rock?


it looks like i have a couple little brown plants growing on my live rock only about 1-2 cm. and also little white things even smaller that shrivel up if i pass my hand infront of the glass or inside the tank. i think i have green algae growing. its not a lot but there are a few strands of green stuff stuck to the rocks. what fish like green algae? i know green algae can be good because many organisms feed off it but can it get out of control? any side effects? thanks for any help
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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Chad, the brown plants sound like they could be sargassum. At least that's pretty common on live rock.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:21 AM   #3
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you said brown, so i will guess sarghasum.

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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I would love to get some rock with sargassum, it grows straight up, not in bunches - really neat for a FO tank.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:01 PM   #5
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naw, i dont think its sargassum because i looked at it on google and sargassum looks like seaweed. but the stuff i have looks like it has a tiny trunk and some little tentacles kinda like an anemone, a small one. but brown.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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i have the same stuff growing on my lr. i was wondering what it was too. it looks like a small tree with no leaves....
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:31 PM   #7
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yea! thats exactly what i have. that's a better description. what is it? does anyone know?
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
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pictures would help a bunch
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:41 PM   #9
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:57 AM   #10
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could be aptaisa
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:14 PM   #11
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could be aptaisa
what does it do to your tank?
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #12
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and ill get some pics asap
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
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Does it look like this? This is aiptsia anemone. it can be quite the pest in a reef tank.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:41 PM   #14
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yea thats exactly what it is! what do they do other than look ugly? how can i get rid of them or what eats them?

also what are these stringy green things growing straight up from the rocks? a type of seaweed?

there is also this little white flowery plant growing. what's that? it closes up when it senses movement even when im outside the tank
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