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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Help IDing Algae

This stuff is covering my whole tank.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 AM
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Oh no. I think that is Blue Green Algae.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 08:23 PM
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Sure looks like Cyanobacteria! (AKA Blue Green Algae)

Note the Oto is above, not eating it. They do not.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Checked nitrates with API master test kit. 0 Nitrates. Upped my NO3 dosing since yesterday.

Using cidex/excel to kill this stuff...
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