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    I don't know what this green stuff is but I don't like it.

    This coral was doing great, always open and spreading. Now there is this neon green stuff spreading and the zoas stay like this all day. What is this?

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    It's just green algae. Looks like slime. Is the frag plug sitting high in the tank?




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    Its in the middle. How do I kill it?

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    just put it in front of a nozzle and it will blow off. I have it in my tank and have gotten it under control with Lanthanum Chloride dosing. I am pretty sure it is Cyano but in the green variant.
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    I've used a turkey baster on it with no effect.

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    Can I use chemi clean for it?

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    So I tried again to blow some of it away and some of the stuff that conners the heads all together as a mat blew away to. Is it possible it has a fungus? It seems like if I keep blowing on the frag with the turkey baster hard that I could blow all the heads away.

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    Are they zoas?

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    Zoa or paly. I don't know which. They were just fine until this green stuff showed up on them and started spreading.

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    You can try a peroxide dip. If you Google the dip it will explain everything.

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    My first thought was cyano. Do you see it anywhere else yet? Flow and nutrient export through water changes, and phosphate removal should help. Chemi clean might get rid of it. If you don't see it in other places, I wouldn't recommend chemi clean yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    My first thought was cyano. Do you see it anywhere else yet? Flow and nutrient export through water changes, and phosphate removal should help. Chemi clean might get rid of it. If you don't see it in other places, I wouldn't recommend chemi clean yet.
    That's the only place the green is at but I'm still battling red cyano.

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