General Algae Id?

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  1. Fats

    Fats Member

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    Hey so not sure if this is algae or some other thing...
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    It kinda looks like brown sand and it grows on my rocks and sand and glass and there is alot more if it in the areas Of The tanks with less flow.....any ideas what it is? I originally assumed it was diatoms but after looking at some pics on google I'm starting to think it's not. Nitrate 1ppm phosphate 0.02ppm and tank is 11months old.
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    How does it feel?

    Is it soft/slimy or hard/sandy?
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    Can I lick that zoa rock ....is it salty?
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    Hard/sabdy
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    Haha 'suddup Nils! :p

    Green/Brown coraline?
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    Was feeling super hungry when I read that post, but had some burger rings just to get me over the line. I'm ok now. :D
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    After some searching I was wondering that...i would call it more brown grey. Didn't think Coraline would grow in little beads like that though....
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    Just did more searching. Pretty certain not Coralline. It's like very round sand, that has gone brown and sticks to stuff, oh and pops up everywhere!
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    Could it be some kind of very small limpet?
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    yap that's what she said as I beat some ultra cool back packer at pool an hour ago in NZ - it was a lap around the table pants down on his part.
    Just learnt a minute or two ago that my prawn was stuck in the maxspect... told the lovely house sitter not to worry , happens all the time when the full moon is around.
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    There are a few things coexisting with the rock, what in particular are you concerned about?
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    No
    Not that but good idea :)
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    The grey things are all closed up zoas (photo taken in dark) I'm talking about all those round brown things....the ones on the red bit stand out more. But there is probably 100 of them if not more all over the rock
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    Can you pull some off and get some better pics of them out of the tank?
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    Yeh will try do that when I clean tank in a couple days....tried to have a really close look yesterday, And they are actually a bit 'plat-ish'. But the biggest one would be no more than 1mm in diameter. So they don't seem to get bigger than that, they just spread
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    Sounds crunchy, best hide it before Nils gets hungry again! :D
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    They look a little like the small spiral worms. Best to squish a few and see the results.

    Alternatively, they do look like miniature flying sauces and I would not be surprised if Tom Cruise were to post and confirm they are of extraterrestrial origin and that the Church of a Scientology would like to acquire your tank. I think it wouldn't be the first time this has happened in this forum.
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    Some do look spirally with a possible apex and a divot in the circumference that might be the worms entrance.

    Also, try to use a flat object, ideally a thin metal spatula, to prise one off to see if it is a shell or if it is a body like a small starfish/slug type thing.
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    Any develops on this issue?

    I watched that movie on Scientology on the telly the other night and now I am worried Tom might come after me "Mission Impossible" style. He'd probably have a flying fox strung up between the telegraph pole by the rode and my balcony and come crashing through my lounge room window as I'm watching the telly. Imagine that! I hope he hasn't watched Pulp Fiction.
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    Haha Scientology always provides some entertainment.
    Unfortunately lost internet for a while so haven't been able to post....heres some better photos IMAG0349.jpg IMAG0347.jpg

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