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Tank after algae diaster

Discussion in 'Fish' started by gavinsons, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. gavinsons

    gavinsons New Member

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    Just wanted to share a pic with everyone. Having to start all over after a bad red algae outbreak that killed most plants 8 bolivian rams 6 discus and several tetras. I would never wish that kind of algae on anyone. Not much of a scape now but soon will be again. Its a 150 gallon 48"Lx24"Wx30"H
     

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  2. pupa

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    wow... more than 10fishes were die? very bad algae.


    I think u can change the "cave" in the left side with another thing...
     
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    wow... more than 10fishes were die? very bad algae.


    I think u can change the "cave" in the left side with another thing...
     
  4. gavinsons

    gavinsons New Member

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    My coreys like the cave. When its covered in moss it will look different
     
  5. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear of your troubles.

    It's not often you hear about Red Algae decimating a tank. Out of curiosity, how bad was the algae, and how do you know it was the root cause of the fauna deaths?

    -John N.
     
  6. gavinsons

    gavinsons New Member

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    This algae was growing on everything. I talked to a couple that had it before and they said it would get in the fish gills and suffocate them. I dont like using any kind of chemicals in my tank but I had enough so I put a dose of tetra algae kill in. I think this might have helped in the killing of the fish. I started using hydrogen peroxide just spot treating the really bad areas like on the driftwood and within 2 weeks the tand was back to normal the funny thing about it all is the water parameters never changed. So im thinking a fish or something else I put in the tank started the whole disaster.
     

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