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Discussion in 'The Aqua Lounge' started by ShadowMac, May 18, 2015.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    When you swap CO2 tanks and go out of town for the weekend, but forgot to turn the CO2 back on...so you come back to a tank after 2 days running high light and no CO2 and can see brush algae popping up everywhere.

    Wasn't going to be ready for IAPLC this year anyways...:(
     
  2. Alexander Azizov

    Alexander Azizov New Member

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    pity...
    too much organic polution?
     
  3. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    No, the brush algae is not organic related.

    In most cases when we see BBA or staghorn algae appear it is related to too much light and not enough CO2. My tank is dependent upon adequate CO2, so when I forgot to turn on the CO2 on the controller my tank went without CO2 for nearly 3 complete light cycles. Plants essentially stopped growing at their maximum potential allowing algae to get a foothold. I have turned the CO2 on and will also dose a excel to get rid of the algae. I plan a big trim coming up as well since the tank won't be ready for the IAPLC.

    I will have a lot of staurogyne repens available for anyone in the US who is interested.
     
  4. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    When your refilling your tank and get distracted by an NBA playoff game...Go Warriors!

    Big pool of water...thank goodness for towels and a wet vac.

    -John N.
     
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  5. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Shawn, Sorry to hear that :( We are only human and make mistakes. Trust me as you get older the memory get's worse :eek:

    I turned off the lights the other day and forgot to plug it in again for two days :eek::eek::eek: How does one do that and not see the lights are not on :eek::eek::eek: Mind you I am decorating and the whole place is in a mess :giggle::giggle:

    Hope the tank recovers soon mate (y)
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    My mistake became a very costly insurance claim.

    As I stored all my water in 20lt containers I had to warm the water all to an even temperature.

    The best place was the bath, Roy I am passed getting old now heading down the Ancient/Antique path.

    Yes I left the tap running it flooded the bathroom, then a large percentage of a passage also a small area into the bedroom.

    There was far more damage done that a cracked 5ft tank.

    Keith:):)
     
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