Plant/moss/algae indentification?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by andyh, 6 Jan 2009.

  1. andyh

    andyh Member

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    Hey guys any one help me?

    Bought this bogwood piece with Riccardia on it last Friday and a moss/algae has started growing alongside it, can any one identify it? Is it a moss or and Algae?

    Just wanna decide what to do with it?

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  2. JamesC

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    Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like cladophora. Not unusual to get it growing on wood like that. Is it rough or gritty if you rub it between your fingers? Take a look at http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm for ID.

    James
     
  3. andyh

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    I will go and have good rub (pardon the pun!)

    I have and aint gritty, infact i think it could be some sort of moss? But not sure, it was very easy to pull off the wood its just came off in clumps! Any ideas?
     
  4. bogwood

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    Interesting, i have a similar growth on my wood.
    From looking at the description of algaes, it would appear in my case to be cladophora-- blanket weed.
    I have follewed the suggestions to physically remove it, and try and avoid Low CO2. and Low nutrient levels.

    Oh the joys of my first planted tank.
     

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