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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Algae Id Please

This is a fairly new tank This algae is quite resilient. tried blackout, increased co2, reduced lighting, and overdosed excel any suggestions
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 06:35 AM
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I had the same algae I think white spots on the glass, I did 2 water changes and it ws gotten. Just clean them up

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The black gunk in the moss? I get that and hair algae all over if I neglect regular maintenance.. it likes moss swords and crupts, healthy stems seem to shake it pretty easily.

Maybe remove the moss and treat it with peroxide or glut, or salvage some of the moss and grow it DSM style in a tupperware or gallon baggy. Replace the moss later.

Debris in the water really kicks mosses in the butt, making them more vulnerable to algae infestation.

In my tanks, physical removal is about the only thing that works.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice will pull moss and treat with excel and wash it. I have so much mosa in my other tanka i can just throw it away if it does not improve lol

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