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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Algae ID

can anyone ID this for me and will the shrimp in the pic be able to help control it? I have already reduced my photo period to 4 hours.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 12:02 AM
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Pretty sure it's staghorn. Looks like the same stuff I'm dealing with. From what I've read on here, it's caused by low CO2 levels. I have DIY co2 with relatively high lighting so it makes sense for my situation. I don't think shrimp eat it. What are your tank specs?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't tested in a while but I have Diy Co2 as well. I neglected it for the last few weeks and I just refilled it today. I will be moving in 3 weeks and I wondering if its worth it to save everything or just to start over from scratch.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 05:02 AM
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Kind of looks like black hair algae. I had it a while back and just recently got it under control

must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

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looks like staghorn algae
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Bba bha and staghorn all look relatively similar how can you be so sure

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