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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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What type of Algae is this?

Tank is about 8 weeks old, and just about done with fishless cycle. Any ideas what type of algae this is, and how do I get rid of it? I have had the light off now for 3 days, still not any better, just getting worse. This all appeared over 24 hours. Any advise would be appericated.

125 Gallon
55 Sump

High Pressure CO2

Suggestions on how to get rid of the Algae I am seeing?

Ferts that I dose
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
KNO3 - 1.5 tsp 3x a week
K2SO4 - 1.5 tsp 3 x a week
Fe/Iron Chelate 11% - 1/2 tsp 3 x a week
Plantex CSM+B - 1 tsp 3 x a week
Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
KH2PO4 - 1/4 tsp 3 x a week
50% water change on Sundays
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 06:16 PM
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im not 100 percent sure from the pic but looks like hair algae

Why is my tank never big enough
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 08:59 PM
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Just scoop it out. I forget what it is. I think it's a type of bacteria.

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