I currently have 2 clowns and a sixline as well as many inverts. Is it possible in my tank since they are only here for 1 day! Can I know the cause of it? The other day I looked at it and it was all white. Jul 5, 2007 #1 do you guys have this plant on your reef? Ok. Well i have read alot as to why chaeto would start turning white, but was wondering if there might be any other specific things to my tank-some background. Well I have been vodka dosing almost a month now and the third week I finally saw alot of the green hair algae towards the top of the tank turning white and falling off the rock when I add my top off water. Halimeda in the marine planted tank One of the most useful plants for marine planted tanks are those of the genus Halimeda a green algae with the common name cactus or coin algae. My centerpiece in my tank was a gorgeous halimeda plant that suddenly went from being nice to being dead in 2 days. 8/15/18 Hi Crew! The nose is long, the caudal peduncle is narrow and the tail is not incised but more rectangular in shape. In addition to calcium carbonate, they also have chemicals that protect them from herbivores. It is green or green with white patches (like those seen on the dyeing algae). How to Set-up a Halimeda Aquarium Heather Spalding, ... light, and number and type of fish in the aquarium must be closely monitored every day. Thread starter bullitr; Start date Jul 5, 2007; bullitr Active Member. Halimeda in the marine planted tank One of the most useful plants for marine planted tanks are those of the genus Halimeda a green algae with the common name cactus or coin algae. Coraline algae turning white - no ammonia . Add to Cart. MSRP: $20.55 Add to Cart. For many reef keepers, macro gets starved because the systems are maintained to clean. These algae can be planted in the main display tank if there are no herbivores such as fox faces or tangs as well as in a refugium. Do a search on the Web for information on "coralline bleaching" and you'll see just how often this question is asked. Phytoplankton - 16oz. Both Halimeda and Caulerpa bleach slightly and show several hundred tiny green dots on their surface just prior to releasing their spores (see photo-right). If a fast growing macro is put into a nutrient low tank with intense lights, it would be prone to going asexual. This species looks like the calcareous green algae, Halimeda, with which it normally associates. halimeda question? Despite this, some slugs like the Halimeda slug ( Elysiella pusilla ) actually eat the seaweed and incorporates these chemicals into their tissues to protect themselves! Also white algae usually blooms on new driftwood/plants added to an aquarium. Early Autumn for Halimeda? I tried clipping the white parts off, then I read you shouldn't do that. Quick view Add to My Wish List. Green Hair Algae turning white. However, much of the green light is not useful for algae. Can it spread to other algae? I hade a whole sections of beautiful purple algae that was thriving. ... Ive been trying to get rid of my green hair algae bloom for probably a month now and i have been regularly scraping it off of the walls and ... the hair algae has died and is now covered with brown diatom algae. Macro algae adds dissolved oxygen to your marine tank. I just did an ammonia test and im still showing 0 ppm. Green Saltwater Macro Algae Halimedia (Halimeda sp.) What does it mean when my Coraline Algae turns white? Halimeda grows more upwards that outwards, thus they are generally planted in a sandy substrate or attached to live rock that is placed on the aquarium or sump substrate. Is the filter working to good? Is this what is referred to as becoming "sexual" and is there a pretty macroalgae that doesn't do this? $19.99. Any algae suddenly covered in these spots should be quickly removed from the tank. Thank you. Tank Recommendations: Aquarium Pump intakes, wavemakers, and drains must be screened so harm can't come to the Lettuce Sea Slug, so care should be taken to screen these off. $19.99. I have had this plant seem to come out of no where and take over an entire 70 gallon tank. White LEDs (see the spectrum in Figure-4) emit energy in an number of wavelengths, many of them are useful for photosynthesis. Anybody know what is going on? Favorite Answer. Amphipods and Copepods love to set up breeding colonies in this beautiful macro algae. If their leaves turn white, don't panic, segments of this algae will sometimes die and the white is the calcium carbonate from their tissue. Joined Apr 1, 2018 Messages 110 Reaction score 15 Location Roy, Utah. These leaves also seem to be affected by specs of coralline algae and look a … Quick view Add to My Wish List. other then ammonia, what would cause the Coraline algae to turn white???? 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