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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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what the heck is it

what is it and how do i get rid of it? not even sure where it came from but it has killed off a few of my plants



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the green stuff, or the pink stuff?
the green is definitely some sort of algae, looks like you have some green dust, maybe some blue-green algae (actually bacteria). the pink stuff looks like nothing i've ever seen before, except paint or the sort of latex injected into dissection animals o_O

to get rid of the green dust algae, you can reduce light, squirt H202 or excel on it, add CO2 (consistent levels), or introduce algae eaters (snails love the stuff, my ramshorns really went to town on it)
to get rid of blue-green algae, you have to dose with an antibiotic. but i can't really tell from the pictures if you have any. search the forum to check.
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its not blue green or dust. its like a hair algae but gets thick and ruff textured and invades floating plants like the hornwort. pink stuff is food i just fed and took a pic lol
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It might be staghorn algae. It can be a pain in the rear to get rid of!

There are threads in the algae section on how to deal with it.
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Or the algae, spyrogyra (spelling?).
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 05:29 AM
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chladopora, h202 or excel will kill this, as well as reducing light.
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You said it's rough, so Cladophora probably.
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