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jjoos99
08/16/2016, 06:58 PM
I have recently noticed that I have some brown colored algae that is growing on my glass that is just like coraline. Same round patches and crusty texture. I am also starting to see some black slime algae growing in my sump. Not sure if they are related but thought that I would add it to my post. My last phos test was .09 I really dont get colored coraline and my sps have slow growth lately also. I used chemiclean last year and it did a great job on the red slime that I was having but a month after the treatment I started to experience rtn and lost several prized pieces so I will shy away from ever using that again. Any ideas as to what might be going on?
thanks
Jeff

SeaCucumberFan
08/30/2016, 01:25 AM
Pics??

C.Eymann
08/30/2016, 02:08 AM
Need pics, but it sounds like a lobophora type of algae by the way you describe it.

jraker
08/30/2016, 05:33 PM
From what you are describing, I would agree that is sounds like lobophora.

jjoos99
08/30/2016, 07:14 PM
took this pic tonight. Is there any concern with this type? Is there any relation between it and the black slime I have been getting in my sump?
thanks
Jeff

jraker
08/30/2016, 07:57 PM
I wouldn't think there would be a correlation, or any concerns with the species. Maybe you should put some snails in your sump to help with the algae?