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what kind of algae? please help!!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Amelia85, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Amelia85

    Amelia85 New Member

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    i have a 10 gal that is in week 2 of cycling. i have some brown (im gussing diatom) algae. it comes off when i wiped it off. i know this will go away in time. but i also have another type that is small black spots on 2 or 3 of my aponogenton leaves. it wont rub off. its just small spots, no fuzzyness or strings. just spots. im not able to upload a pic with my phone. sorry. any ideas and suggestions will be very much appreciated. thanks
     
  2. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hey Amelia,

    the free translation from german would be "blackspotalgae", but it s a kind of greenalgae.

    Spot algae are usually the forerunner of other algae.

    Causes...
    The reasons may vary:

    -Deterioration of light conditions (light old funds)
    -CO2 - lack
    -Sun light
    -Bulbs with too high a proportion of blue
    -too little algae eaters
    -too few water changes

    but you are not alone, i ve still some of this bastards on my anubias:deadhorse:
     
  3. Amelia85

    Amelia85 New Member

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    thanks flo!!! i was getting really worried that it might hurt the plant. im starting a dosing schedule now that my seachem florish products i orderd have came in. off topic, im soo excited my plants from aquariumplant.com are coming in tomorrow!!!!
     
  4. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    no problem,

    goodluck with it and don t forget to share some pictures of your new plants ;).
    If the spotalgae is just on some single leafs i would think about to trim this leafs off.
     

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