What Type Of Algae Is On My Stone And Plants?

  1. Morefiend

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  2. AngelTheGypsy

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    I don't know that it will hurt anything, as long as it doesn't get out of hand. And I agree, since its green it kinda looks nice! I would clean it off the plants though.
     
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    Morefiend

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    I was thinking the same...there are two Crypt leaves, the one in the pic and one on a plant to the left, that is just touching the stones and they are the only parts that have the green algae(?).
     
  4. AngelTheGypsy

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    What kind of rock is it and where did you get it? Was it "wild collected?"
     
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    Morefiend

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    It's a Yamaya stone...I bought it from   in San Francisco...they are inert
     
  6. AngelTheGypsy

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    I was just wondering if it had something growing on it before you added it to your tank.
     
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    Morefiend

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    Ah no. I had emptied my sink and filled it with boiling hot water and a capful of bleach...and let them sit for a few hours, then did it again a couple of days later, then rinsed them in the hottest water my faucet could produce...then let them sit in the sun for 2 days...
     
  8. AngelTheGypsy

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    just a possibility. I like the green. All my algae is ugly brown
     
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    Morefiend

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    My tank is at the end of the ugly brown (diatom) phase...things are starting to go green...