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 #6770  by Arnold
 14 Feb 2019 22:52
They are Melanoides maculata right? There are an hybrid between M.maculata and M.tuberculata half black half normal color
 #6793  by Algae In Space
 18 Feb 2019 12:08
There are some strands of macro algae forming now. I like it! Pretty wild how long they get. They are about 10 cm already. Hard to take a picture of it tho.
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 #6805  by odin
 19 Feb 2019 21:31
Keep your eye on it, could be hair algae.
 #6821  by Algae In Space
 21 Feb 2019 15:51
Yes. I don't know the exact english term but I am sure it's "thread algae". I don't mind. It kind of looks nice so I'll leave it for now.
 #6822  by Vorteil
 21 Feb 2019 20:31
It does look like hair algae. It is a pain to keep in check if it starts to get out of control. Not too much of it now but it can start to grow all over & that's what you want to avoid.
 #6824  by Algae In Space
 22 Feb 2019 08:37
Sure I get that. Hm. I never had this alga before! I mean what will it do to the tank?Could it benefit my tank in any way or will it just be a hairy mess in there after a while? I don’t have ditch grass so I am happy that something is growing in there :smile:
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 #6826  by Vorteil
 22 Feb 2019 17:08
I love the way the rocks with algae looks in there. Just think of what it will look like once the hair algae starts to take over. I've had that happen. I still have rocks that have it. Some of the rocks I just removed since it kept coming back after months of removing by hand.
 #6827  by Algae In Space
 22 Feb 2019 17:19
Yeah. But this does not seem to be the hair alga type I know as hair alga. The one I know looks more like fur!?
 #6828  by Algae In Space
 22 Feb 2019 17:49
Man those snails pop them babies out like there is no tomorrow :grin2:
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