Algae id

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Hi, just wondering if anyone is able to help with iding the algae in the video?

Is it hair algae or spirogyra or something else entirely? I have had a look at James's algae guide but i am having trouble trying to tell the different algaes apart.


 

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Hi all,
Is it hair algae or spirogyra or something else entirely? I have had a look at James's algae guide but i am having trouble trying to tell the different algaes apart.
It is a green thread algae, the exact identification would probably require you to put a <"strand under the microscope">.

The "Green Algae" (Spirogyra, Cladophora spp etc.) belong to the <"same clade as all the mosses, ferns and flowering plants">, so conditions that favour the growth of your plants tend to favour the growth of these green algae as well.

cheers Darrel
 
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Hi all, It is a green thread algae, the exact identification would probably require you to put a <"strand under the microscope">.

The "Green Algae" (Spirogyra, Cladophora spp etc.) belong to the <"same clade as all the mosses, ferns and flowering plants">, so conditions that favour the growth of your plants tend to favour the growth of these green algae as well.

cheers Darrel


Thanks for that Darrel.
I was hoping for an id so i look into how to treat it properly, cheers for your help.

Jason
 

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