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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Help Identify please

What is this and how do I rid my tank of it?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:10 PM
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Cyano bacteria/blue green algae. It is usually caused by direct sunlight or very low nitrates. The best way to get rid of it is to suck it out manually with a siphon tube. Is your tank right next to a window?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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the tank dose not receive direct sunlight, what else could be the cause?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:31 PM
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Hi pnkflyd669,

+1 on the cyanobacteria/blue green algae (BGA).

Wow, one of the worst cases I have seen in quite some time. There are several threads on how to combat it here on the forum, just do a search and you can read up.

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