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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Algae Tank?




Mine in its prime when it was brackish, only plant life I could sustain was algae, lol.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 06:30 PM
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That is gorgeous! By the way, I really love that branch. Is it real or man made?

Without Algae, death of mankind would be inevitable.
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That is gorgeous! By the way, I really love that branch. Is it real or man made?
I think it is a piece of coral.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 03:00 PM
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I really want to do this one day
but I have to ask...do you do anything special to make sure the algae can do that?

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:O Looks better than my tanks!

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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I think you have an algae problem..... lol



But I never though of this... It almost feel as if its sacrilegious haha
Nice lookin tanks though!
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:49 PM
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That looks awesome...like a scene out of a Halloween movie. It just needs some ghost shrimp.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 06:16 PM
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Yea thats freakin sweet..... nice tank
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 07:17 PM
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I WANNNA NOW HOW U DO THAT

i'd get stringy brown thread likealgae everywhere
instead of lush greenn stringy algae
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 07:20 PM
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You better increase the photoperiod, cut back on the co2 and ferts, or you're gonna have a plant problem on your hands!
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 07:26 PM
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Here is one I did... No CO2, hard water, hardly any nutrients... turned out great.





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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 12:58 PM
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HMM. I wondeer if u could maintain it like a yard?

its gettig hard for me to grow anything but bba for algae
i'd guess i need to start with no plants in orer to do this properly?
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That first tank looks awesome ha
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 05:51 PM
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All right... I also have some of that flossy green stuff.
I am getting ready to plant some tanks, and to aquascape some that just had the plants sort of tossed in.

It is really easy to remove from a tank as long as there are no plants tangled up in it.
If there are plants however, it is almost impossible to separate the plant from the algae.
A sturdy plant like Echinodorus is not much of a problem, but something weak and stringy like Guppy Grass is really hard to separate out from the algae.

What kills this stuff, leaving the plants intact?

I also have a brackish water tank, and algae is about all I can grow in that, too. The current growth is a dense green algae that makes the rounded coral look like giant Marimo balls. Green Tribbles. I like it!
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What kills this stuff, leaving the plants intact?
Short term, not sure... I use a wood skewer and just roll 'em up. If they are too attached to plants, try taking the plants out and dip them in something that kills algae but not plants. H2O2 or Excel?

Long term, sufficient nutrients, especially CO2, will wipe these beauties out.
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