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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.

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

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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
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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

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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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