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Upcomming Algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Paulzant, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Paulzant

    Paulzant New Member

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    I just started a tank, about 3 weeks ago. techs are

    -dennerle Nano Cube 30L
    -dennerle 2x 11w nano light
    -dennerle nano filter
    -deponit mix

    Not added ferts yet but I have dennerle V30 and S7 dont know really if thats any good to be honest.

    I have a CO2 set now for about a week and add around 6 to 7 bpm. so two weeks without the CO2.

    This is it dont watch at the layout it sucks :)

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    I have some upcomming algae and was wondering what kind it is and whats the cause. And offcoarse what can I do to get rid of it. Oh I had my lights on at 9h a day but reduced it today to 7h.

    this is the algea

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  2. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like the onset of hair algae and Beard Algae (black areas) on the anubias leaves, and a lot of brown diatoms (typical of new layouts).

    You already decreased lighting. The other thing I recommend is increasing CO2.

    -John N.
     
  3. wearsbunnyslippers

    wearsbunnyslippers New Member

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    looks like diatoms to me...

    it is common in new setups due to the free silicates in the water, it will clear up on its own. otto's will also eat it. if you do get some otto's, once all the diatoms are gone, you will need to supplement them with veggie flakes, real vegges etc.
     

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