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Old 08-12-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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Fluorescent Green Tube Worms?


I have 3 Fluorescent Green Tube Worms??? in my tank attached to the back. They showed up when my hair algae appeared. I have a picture but it is pretty bad since they are in the rear of the tank. They are about a inch long and only the top half inch is green. Cant see anything coming out of them, even at night. Ill get a picture up in a few.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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are you talking about the little green thing on th back glass?

If so, it looks like a macro algae to me....it is a calcareous algae called neomeris annulata
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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You can see a pic of it on this page. It's an algae as Fat Tony pointed out.
http://www.melevsreef.com/id/algae.html
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Awesome,awesome,awesome. That is exactly it and thank you for the new reference guide. It is popping up on the back glass everywhere. No idea where it came from but now I need to figure out how to keep it going.

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Old 08-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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Well it seems like these guys like lots of calcium and pretty high dkh. I have a 10 gallon tank that I am going to fill up with the water I siphon out and dose it heavy and see if I can get a tank of this stuff to grow. I was going to use a HOB filter and see if I can get this stuff to really grow.

The calcium in the tank was a little high and I am thinking it is because I slacked off testing when I started using the boxed water and continued dosing with the calcium.
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as long as you keep up on your water changes you should be good.. try to maintain alk around 8 dkH and cal around 380, no real sense in going higher as there is really no benefit... although if you have a sandbed, you could find that alk of around 9-10 would be preferable
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You can see a pic of it on this page. It's an algae as Fat Tony pointed out.
http://www.melevsreef.com/id/algae.html
Hi there Jadinop -
Thank you very much for your post with the link! Great info.

I have Lobophora, Feather Caulerpa, Caulacanthus ustulatus (red macro algae), Neomeris annulata, Caulerpa nummularia - In my tank along with GHA (of course). I am ramping up my vodka dosing per the instructions from reef central, but wondered if there is anything else I can do. Should I be worried about all of this macro algae in my tank?

I suspect that the fuge has something to do with the macro algae in the tank, but was putting off getting rid of the fuge until I was full blown with the vodka dosing. Thoughts?

I don't have a tang, should I get one? I have been putting off getting any additions to the tank until the algae is under control.
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