Algae Infestation Problem
well it finaly happened to me. And I don't know why!
My Dwarf Puffers Planted tank has some serious algae problems.
The algae grows like cobwebs. It speads out and cover plants etc. The same stuff will also grow long green strands.
There is also some other algae that grows like spider webs as well in little fuzzy balls that I pull off the plants.
It seems to come off plants easy but it's impossible to get rid of all of it. I have been removing it by hand for over a month and within a day the amount has doubled or trippled. It started on my Moss and has complealy killed it off. I have no more creeping moss in that tank. (which had grown in beautifuly)
I tried dosing excel with absolutly no results.
Tank has DIY CO2 (untill I get my regulator built for my 15lb tank) but it is diffused well. The Algae and plants Pearl more than some of my other tanks!
I have 4 planted tanks and this is the only one with the issue. I pull the algae out and toss it in my cherry shimp tank and they seem to like it.
I'm thinking to remove everything, bleach the tank, and start over. I don't know what else to do anymore...
I dose macros and micro and have experimented with more or less of each and and it seems to have 0 impact on this algae. Sometimes the Algae is green and othertimes it is brown like it is dying, but if it's dying off it seems to spead even faster....
2.4 watts per gallon
Red Seas Diffuser
Dosing KNO3 to keep nitrate between 5-10ppm sometimes it goes a bit over.
Dosing Flourish accordingly (tried less)
Dosing Excel (with no effects)
Tried dosing iron for my red plants but stoped once the algae tookhold