View Full Version : Is this the dreaded Bryopsis???

12/31/2012, 12:18 AM
I bought a frag that had just the thinnest hair of algae on it, and since my parameters were in check that would normally fuel it (testing 0 for PO4 and NO3 using Salifert), I didnt concern myself much. Well now, im concerened b/c its everywhere.


Not the best pic, but hopefully good enough to confirm my fears. I do see the feathery fern like appearance normally associated, but wanted an opinion of an expert so please help!!

12/31/2012, 12:34 AM
It sounds like bryopsis. I had a thin version outbreak back in 2009. I'm restarting the same tank I dealt with it in and it seems it is back, very similar to yours

12/31/2012, 12:53 AM
Thanks nikesb. I didnt want to start ramping up MG/kent-M until confirmed. Hope it works, but remaining optomistic. Amazing how one por judgement call can create a major setback. All apart of this fantasic hobby I suppose :headwally: