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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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New tank, long thin algae


As described, it's attaching to the glass / plants / moss. It's very sparse and green.. (Just noticed it today)
I literally added RCS today and had been using flourish excel every few days.

My lights are on from 10am to 9pm. They're Up Aqua Pro Z series LED's.

Should I cut my lighting time ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 12:26 PM
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A photograph would help us identify the algae that you have, and how to treat/eliminate it.

Your photoperiod is quite long; I would aim for 8 hours.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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On the glass; is there also shrimplets on the glass ?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 04:48 AM
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To much light, to many nutrients in the water column... looks like thread algae to me . Water change and cut down the lights,
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 06:26 AM
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Those aren't baby shrimp, they are nemacodots or something,
look for the "identify this" thread in Shrimp and Inverts, I would do
it for you, but I'm on my iPod, and my Internet speed is
quite laggy. Those are perfectly harmless though.

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New tank, long thin algae

What's a nemocodot? Lol.

They're not new shrimp, they're Copepods. I love them. They're called cyclops.

I've seen this algae. See how your plants grow with no ferts. All too often, people add uneeded ferts.

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