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Briopsis or maiden`s hair?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vikubz, May 3, 2009.

  1. vikubz Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I have looked at images online and think this is maiden's hair. Briopsis seems to have more of a leafy look to it. I got a T5 set up and as a result this stuff really took off. It seems to be stable now, but treatments are different depending on which it is. Like I said, based on the images I googled up I think it's maiden's hair.
    Any thoughts?
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  2. coral_bandit

    coral_bandit Inactive User

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    doesn't look like the nasty hair algae, possibly maiden's hair
    here's a place that stocks it.

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/images/categories/product/p-86603-Maidens-Hair.jpg
     
  3. FishBrain Expert Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    New London
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    All I have to say is get a few mexican turbo snails.
     
  4. dewdad

    dewdad Inactive User

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    Looks like what I had in my 15g. I got an emrald crab and he made short work of getting rid of it.
     
  5. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    I'd also be concerned about the red stuff in the middle - if it's red turf then you're in for another adventure [​IMG]
    I have something similar, looks like red cotton candy (doesn't taste sweet, though) that I've been battling.
    -Eric
     
  6. vikubz Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    The reddish bit is the same stuff, but where I think it's starting to die off. I've got my skimmer running better and went to a 24 hr schedule on my chaeto in the fuge. I think I've definitely slowed this down, now hopefully it will begin to recede.

     

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