What algae is this and what eats it? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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What algae is this and what eats it?

The tank just was redone a couple weeks ago and this stuff is covering everything. I cut back the light, but its pretty bad

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 09:16 PM
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nice i have the same prob.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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It looks like Rhizoclonium. Scroll about 2/3 down on this site for info:

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 01:48 PM
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its common in new tanks. manually remove as much as possible. dose excel and eventually it will go away once the tank matures again.

There are 2 types of people on this forum. Those that have algae, and those that lie and say they don't.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 PM
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On the plants you also have BGA. That *might* be caused by low Nitrates.
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