Plant Id.

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    good evening lady's and gentleman

    I've bought a Anubia quit a while back 2/3 years and there where this hairy "moss" type with it in the pot I've bought it with. Any how's planted the Anubia and a year later the "moss " got stuck to the drift wood.
    I gave the Anubia to a friend and the "moss" on the drift wood stayed behind and carried on to grow. There is some Java moss that grows with it but year and half later it got to this size on the picture.

    Does anybody perhaps know what type it is? First thought it where maybe hair algae but it grows to slow for hair algae. That is almost to 2 years of growth and I've never trimmed it. It is also to fine and dense to be compare with a hair algae unless its a different type of hair algae.

    Please let me know if somebody know the plant Id.

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    i think its bad clado :(
     
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    lol @shihr - such good rhymes.
    Yeah it's part of my ecosystem too now. Hasnt done much harm or taken over thankfully.
    I just enjoy the journey but next time Ill try dodge the irritating clado bullet.
     
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    ;) thank you Richard. I think I'm going with Bunny Slippers as the bad clado. On the link from Richard all the results for Clado to grow is in my tank. Old tube lights and fertilizers out of balance. Need to get back into routine with adding fertilizers and change my tubes.

    I'm moving in a few months time and when taking out everything will give the log a decent brush and maybe a few days sunlight.

    Thank you for the feed back.
     
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    Luckily its growing very slow,and its a pitty cause I think it actual looks nice.:embarassed:
     
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    please dont wish for that.. :police: it can be a real nightmare. >:D>:D>:Dit is the kind of algae that you will never be able to get rid of once you get it. i dont know many people who have gotten rid of it by manually removing. I personally had no luck getting rid of this. i even once reinfected my tank by using old dried out wood which had been sitting in the sun. this wood was in a clado tank before it was dried out.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    please make sure you warn people who get plants or hardscape from your clado tank :p
     
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    It's not a bug, it's a feature hahaha:

    Clado balls. What next.

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    it's a different type of clado..
     
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    oooh so there actually is "good" clado then. Lol
     
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    what did u think i was talking about? :p
     
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    "bad clado" can be controlled and used as a feature. It grows nicely on sponge filters and shrimp absolutely love it. Perfect hiding place for babies and it acts as a buffet for the adults.

    It can definitely get out of hand if you leave it unchecked, so you'll have to keep up with the maintenance. Personally I think it's great, but it has a dark side.
     
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    if anyone gave me clado without telling me they have it in the tank.. i consider that friendship over :p dont underplay Clado.. Clado is the devil >:D>:D

    once you got it.. the only way i have gotten rid of it was a complete rescape with new plants, new soil, new hardscape etc.
     
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    I though we were talking about looking at the glass half full vs half empty here haahahaha
     
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    Think it's time to rename this thread

    Good vs Evil

    lol


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    Good lords, Richard! Why didn't you scrub it before you dried it out? LOL
     
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    Clado wanted willing to pay.:S
     
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    :angel12: clado for free just need to pay for shipping, send me a PM
     
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    i did :eek::eek: and it was sitting in the sun for a month..

    it started growing out of a very small fold in the wood.. i was really horrified as i made sure that everything i added to the tank was super clean/new
     
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    Come on Richard admit it that clado is your favorite.
     

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