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kamaruh
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Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)13:41    Post subject: algae identification Reply with quote

hey I'm back Very Happy my tank is now 4 weeks old and I noticed that some algae are growing in my plant leaves which I'm scared of. some makes my plants looks frizzy/furry.. can som1 pls identify these algae in my pics and how to prevent it from growing or maintaining it at bay.. thanks and more power






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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)13:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW that is WAY out of control. Looks like BBA to me.

Scroll to the bottom and you will see each classifaction and how to correct.

http://aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/


You are probably going to need to cut everything to the base and "start-over"
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)13:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short BBA is cause from an inconsistant level of Co2.

Are you using DYI co2 or pressurized?
Are lights are you running? How long?

You also might have very high levels of Phosphate.
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kamaruh
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PostPosted: 2011.02.07(Mon)23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using DIY co2 since my tank is lowtech and the 1st 3 weeks on my newly set-up tank I turned the lights on 24/7 low light in sunrise then highlight during sundown which I read lately that its wrong and my tank is outdoors so totaly my lighting was toomuch maybe Sad what kind of fish that helps get rid of algae and is compatible with my discus? anyways thanks for the reply
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.02.08(Tue)2:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like green algae to me.

Adjust the lighting and it should reduce.
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.02.10(Thu)11:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off I would DROP the DIY and use Excel...At least you can consistatly dose. Or you need to run two bottles setup days (3 or 4) appart so that when one is dying down the other one is still going strong.

I would get you a SAE...not a CAE or Flying Fox, just a SINGLE SAE.

It is BBA...attached to the leaves like little hair. Reduce the light like advised. A black out WILL NOT make this stuff go away.

You can apply H2o2 (read up on this practice before trying) but I had to chop everything down, dose excel and H2o2 to finally get rid of it.
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