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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2003, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I had to tear down my old planted tank largely because of a massive algae outbreak. I move out of my folk's house and left my 29 gallon tank with them. When I came back about 2 months later, the entire tank was filled with this weird black algae. It was long and curly, and grew largely on the leaves of the plants. I literally could not see the plants at that point.

So yea, I was wondering what kind of algae that was, and how I can prevent it from overtaking my new tank.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 04:40 PM
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Check here for algae identification:

http://www.aquaticscape.com/articles/algae.htm

I think you have brush algae.

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Pressurized CO2, Eheim Ecco 2236, 1 55W and 1 36W bulb
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2003, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yea, it's brush algae. Thanks Looks like I'll need to keep a couple SAE's around, just in case.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 01:47 PM
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That sounds more like hair.
Does it begin on the edges of leaves? Gets long, and inch or more, sometimes curly like, uh, leg hair?

A pair of rosy barbs ate this in my tank within a matter of hours 90% was gone. By morning all gone. They will eat plants when all algea runs out, so I feed steamed lettuce on occasion when I see them nipping plants.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I can't really remember. I do believe it was curly and each individual strand was quite thick, maybe 5-7 times the thickness of a human hair.

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