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Strange algae problem

Post by bigeflashgordon on Fri 15 Feb 2013, 2:05 pm

I'm getting some really weird algea in my planted tank.. It started to happen right after I switched to an organic stubstrate with a black diamond cap.. It's kinda like beard algea from what I've been reading.. It's more fiberous that hair or crown algea.. It attaching itself to my plants and isn't looking so good.. I did a large water change around 2 weeka ago and have cut back my lighting and amount of feedings..I have probably 12-15 ghost shrimp in there now and I just added 2 oto cats and 2 black mystery snails.. I'm just kinda throwing everything I can at it.. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do?
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Re: Strange algae problem

Post by Mubender on Tue 29 Oct 2013, 5:02 pm

I know this is probably a bit late....but if you added organic substrate then you surely caused a bit of an ammonia spike and more than likely overloaded the tank with phosphates. You can try a blackout over several days, or spot treat the areas with excel. A treatment i iften use is a treatment of 5% hydrogen peroxide on my plants that may have a bit of a problem.

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Re: Strange algae problem

Post by bigeflashgordon on Tue 29 Oct 2013, 7:39 pm

Yeah this was months ago, and I now use the exact same methods you recommend and I haven't had an algea problem in a while.. Problem with organic substrates is the same reason why they work so well.. Lots of nutrients and phosphate, and nitrogen.. Excel has an algeacide in it and always works great not only for plant growth but to kill bba, green algea and spot algea
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Re: Strange algae problem

Post by Mubender on Tue 29 Oct 2013, 11:03 pm

Lol, well....im glad ya got it under control. Im still trying to figure out how i've been working aquariums for years and am just now hearing about this forum.

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