Type of Algae?

Discussion in 'Reef Tanks' started by braden, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. braden

    braden New Member

    Hello all,

    I am a new poster, long time lurker :D. I am hoping someone can help me. I have had my saltwater tank for 5 years now, with the same 2 triggers never had any health issues with them. I've had a few green hair algae breakouts that I had to take all the rocks out and scrub them but other than that I havnt had many algae outbreaks. The purple/reddish algae has been growing slowly for a long time but just recently it has started to grow alot faster since I have been doing more frequent water changes. Is this coralline or red turf algae? Forever I thought it was coralline but now I am not so sure. If it is red turf algae is it dangerous to my tank? If someone could please help me identify this stuff I would be very grateful. Thank you for your time. Pic is attached.


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  2. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Coraline, its fine. The more frequent changes are increasing the trace elements the algae likes
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  3. braden

    braden New Member

    Great!!! Thank you, Im so happy because I love the way it looks I was praying for it to be coralline heh.

    Thank you have a great day.
  4. jay0705

    jay0705 Administrator Staff Member

    Np, you too.

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