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post #2191 of 2889 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 05:32 PM
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Nice pictures and your plants look really happy. Nice work Chad!
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Chad I wanted to ask if you know any way to remove Cyanobacteria from mosses without killing them? So far the blue green algae is only on the mosses, all of them and getting worse, I did try dosing some excel with the filters off and it killed some fisseden in each clump and most of the algae but it was back in days, I also read that too much light in the yellow end of the spectrum helped it to grow so I got some 10k/420nm blubs as well but no luck. Do you have any ideas before I just trash all the moss, thanks.

Your colors look great BTW.
Hmm...its been a long time since ive had to deal with cyano. Did you try erithromycerin(sp?). You could pull a little moss and dose it in a seperate container to make sure its not going to kill all of your moss. Otherwise I would point a powerhead or return right at it. I know it doesnt like heavy flow.

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Nice pictures and your plants look really happy. Nice work Chad!
Thanks Devin! Nice to see a post on here from you
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i dreampt there was cyano in my tank last night!
Scary, I read several article that said you can use ERYTHROMYCIN but none talked about a dosage and the package was no help, but they all did mention it could kill you nitrifying bacteria if over used by decaying matter reducing oxygen levels. They all mention that it does not like flow and recommended UV as well as water changes, reducing nitrates, ammonia, etc. So it basically forms in poorly maintain aquariums but mine gets WC, etc weekly.
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I used erythromicin on mine. and followed the instructions on the package
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I would order some and it should say on the package and come with a little measuring spoon. Then I would mix some up and shoot it right at it through a syringe, with the pump off for 15 minutes.
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I didn't see any like that so I ordered Mardel Marcyn which is 200 mg of Erythromycin per pack, I also have found what looks like a good way to treat it so I'll let you know. There were other products but this was cheapest with 2 x 8 pack packages shipped for $15.97, not too bad but I'd still rather spend it on a couple cheesburgers.
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That should do the trick. I knew I liked you for a reason Mmm...cheeseburgers
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The plants are looking awesome, congratS!
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i had a good cheesburger yesterday. a nice thick juicy one thats pink in the middle, cooked on the grill with italian dressing, and topped with meunster!
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My local burger bar does this, along with 18 other fine burgers. The real "Big Mac"...I am in love ...

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...and one more of the mini pellia hanging out tonight

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That looks amazing. I dont see any fishing line or string, how did you get the pelia to attach like that?

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My local burger bar does this, along with 18 other fine burgers. The real "Big Mac"...I am in love ...

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Chad, if you ever get a chance to come up to Chicago, let me know. I will show where the best cheeseburgers you ever laid eyes on can be purchased.

That one does look kinda good though.

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That looks amazing. I dont see any fishing line or string, how did you get the pelia to attach like that?
I tied the MP to it with thread and after a few months it got a bad case of algae so I tore off the MP and cut all the thread. It started growing back and here it is about 6 months later, attached without thread or glue. I just trimmed my first pieces off of it last night.

Cable, would you be talking about Kumas?
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Chad I wanted to ask if you know any way to remove Cyanobacteria from mosses without killing them? So far the blue green algae is only on the mosses, all of them and getting worse, I did try dosing some excel with the filters off and it killed some fisseden in each clump and most of the algae but it was back in days, I also read that too much light in the yellow end of the spectrum helped it to grow so I got some 10k/420nm blubs as well but no luck. Do you have any ideas before I just trash all the moss, thanks.

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Curious on where you have read this? Blue light (420nm and higher kelvin rating) actually aid in algae growth because the added blue light will cause DOC-bound iron to be released via photoreduction of iron into a form easily consumable by algae. According too Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by D. Walstad

In theory once the chelant bond is broken it makes it available in a form algae can more easily utilize.

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Chad, if you ever get a chance to come up to Chicago, let me know. I will show where the best cheeseburgers you ever laid eyes on can be purchased.

That one does look kinda good though.
Were you talking about?

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