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Discussion in 'Algae' started by ung.radu, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. ung.radu

    ung.radu New Member

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    Last night I made a change to my home made reflectors, More specifically I lowered my reflectors with about 3 cm. Because I lose quite much light.
    before:
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    now:
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    The worst part is that I have 3 reflectors and 6 tubes, turned on are just 4.
    A scheme of the light is like this:
    2 back - 1 middle - 1 front

    Today as I look randomly, I saw a pretty strong deposition on the back glass of my aquarium, I think it's Fuzz Aglae, since I have a little of this aglae over some plants:

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    Now I ask your advice:
    To remove them with a sponge and water exchange ...
    To move back up the reflectors ...
    To do a treatment with H2O2 or zeolite ....

    the lighting is 8 hours, and water tests are:
    kh 17
    gh 14
    fe 0.1
    po4 <0,05
    nh4 0,1
    no2 0.025
    ph 6,7
     
  2. Alexaqua

    Alexaqua New Member

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    #1 remove / water exchange 25%
    #2 reflectors:confused::)
     
  3. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    if your fauna isnt too sensitive I would do a daily wc of 25% to get rid of this algae first.
    Also manualy removing all visible algae. After this you have to look for reasons. those are usualy a lack of nutrients or too much light.
     
  4. ung.radu

    ung.radu New Member

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    Reflectors = Reflector T5 for 54 Watts but home made
    thank jur4ik

    in reality the aglae is not so pronounced as in the picture.
    the Aglae appeared because I pronounced the light in the back, I will clean and do a WC, and I hope in time to accommodate with this light. And prosepinaca haves aglae because I think, is in hight light and her growing is slowly...​
     
  5. Shadow

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    How is your tank (dimension)? How is your fertilizer (N, P, K and trace) dosing? How is your CO2 ppm level? How old is the tank setup? What is your algae crew? Without fixing the water parameter, algae will come back in no time.

    Is this the same tank as your other post? 120x30x50cm?
     
  6. ung.radu

    ung.radu New Member

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    yes
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    kh 17
    gh 14
    fe 0.1
    po4 <0,05
    nh4 0,1
    no2 0.025
    ph 6,7

    well, i'm using a pps-pro. 1mll per 36,7 Liters, but I doze 2mll per 180 L.
    Today

    Today I reduced the fertilization because it's clear that I overdose. From 2mll of pps , to 0.5 mll. Easylife profito from 1.5 Mll, to 0.5 mll. The light from 8 H to 6 H. And I put a supradoze of easylife Carbon(to see if I burn a little of algae). In this afternoon I will clean the aglae with a sponge , and I will do a WC



    everything was going well until I lowered the reflector, because I was losing ight, now is clear that I Have high light, with more than 50%

    This I didn't understand: "What is your algae crew?"
     
  7. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    algae crew means: fauna to keep algae away. such as amano shrimps, ottos ..
     
  8. ung.radu

    ung.radu New Member

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    2 oto vestitus, 1 CAE. I will add 6 amano shrimp and 50 red charry.
    is enough ?
    is good to keep oto with Red charry ?
     
  9. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    otto and cherry goes well ;)
    what is CAE?
     
  10. ung.radu

    ung.radu New Member

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    Chinese Aglae Eater is related with SAE
     
  11. Shadow

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    Hm... never try pps before :p. I'm using EI and work perfectly so far, thus reluctant to change to other dosing regime :). If I'm not mistaken pps require you to do couples of measurement to determine fertilizer intake rate, so I will assume that you dosing is correct ;)

    Yamato work harder than Cherry, but Cherry look nicer than Yamato. Not sure if you can get Malayan shrimps (also called rainbow shrimps) in your area. They more effective than Cherry and their color is not constant, some blue, red, brown, white, etc. That is whay called rainbow shrimps.
     
  12. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    one of mine amanos turned blue after 5 years, is it now rainbow too? :p
     
  13. Shadow

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    Malayan have thick white/grey stripe on it back from head to tail. Yamato also have but thinner. Maybe less than 1mm thick where as Malayan stripe is 2 or 3 mm thick depending on their size. For your description seems like you are getting Malayan. It is common occurrence that Malayan shrimps was sold as different shrimps.
     

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