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aaah..algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by vanscheck, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. vanscheck

    vanscheck New Member

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    i have a small 6l tank for my betta, with a 9watt bulb on top at 2500k, plants are java moss, water wisteria, hornwort, but ive noticed that there is a film of green algae on some of the leaves of my wisteria and on the glass...how do i get rid of it, i was thinking of tnaking out everything and clean it well with water and just replant
    in my 10g tank there are some green spots of algae on the front glass and none of my SAE's or chinese algea eater is eating it, its wierd cause ive had this tank established for 2 months now and doesnt algae come out in the first week or so cause there is a lot of nutrients?

    thanks[-o<help me, algae is such an eye sore
     
  2. Anti-Pjerrot

    Anti-Pjerrot New Member

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    Nerite snails could work
     
  3. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    film of green algae? are you talking about blue green algae?
     
  4. pfertz

    pfertz ASW Sponsor

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    It could be a couple different algae species, with different treatment options for each. Do you have any pictures you could share, to help diagnose?
     
  5. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    clear photo and your tank spec (dimension, size, co2 level, fertilizer dosing, etc) would certainly help identify the problem.
     
  6. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Does it happen to look anything like this?

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    Cyanobacteria

    -John N.
     
  7. stripeygourmai

    stripeygourmai New Member

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    urghhh that looks nasty!!!!! lol hopefully i never suffer with that
     
  8. Shadow

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    isn't it look more natural :))
     
  9. vanscheck

    vanscheck New Member

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    no..thanks to god NO...i dont ahve that much...mine is starting..like 1% of that but i wont let it get that bad
     
  10. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    That was a photo of my tank about 2 months ago. It was like that for almost a year. Oops! 8)

    -John N.
     
  11. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    that is BGA (Blue Green Algae or Cyanobacteria), hard to get rid off. I think the most effective is antibiotic. If it is not that much as in John photo, you can use small hose to siphon it out regularly. Up your nitrate and water flow.
     

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