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02-07-2013 06:11 PM
msawdey the shrimp will gobble it up. The turning white is probably from excel dosing
02-07-2013 05:25 PM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

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Originally Posted by msawdey View Post
it looks more like hair algae than staghorn, sounds like you are on the right track though
I agree it does look more like hair algae. With the changes I made it seems to be held at bay and my shrimp seem to be cleaning what is left over. It looks like it is turning white instead of green which I think is a good sign.
02-07-2013 04:11 PM
msawdey it looks more like hair algae than staghorn, sounds like you are on the right track though
02-07-2013 03:18 PM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

I did a massive trim and turned up my CO2. I turned down my photo period from 8 to 6 hours. I also replaced my root tabs. This seems to have stopped the algae growth.
01-31-2013 02:13 PM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

Can I reduce the photoperiod or do I need to reduce the actual intensity of the light? I'm running the finnex fugeray 20" for 8 hours per day right now.
01-31-2013 04:41 AM
puopg Looks like staghorn. Manually remove as much as possible. As you probably dread hearing, CO2 is probably your issue. If situation is really bad, do a blackout to really blow the algae back and then add fast growing plants and a lot of them. Make sure you have good flow around the tank. Also reduce lighting.
01-31-2013 01:05 AM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

I think I may have hacked a bit to much durin my last trim. The algae started after I cut the money wart from the top down instead of from the roots.
01-31-2013 01:03 AM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

The flow seems okay. I have the standard pump on the filter as well as a hydor mini running on the other side. The drop checker is reading yellow. I will move it and check different areas of the tank
01-31-2013 12:58 AM
steven p How's the flow around the plants? Is that a drop checker? Move it around the tank.
01-31-2013 12:43 AM
bat_billy
Re: Help identifying algae and finding a cure

Here is another picture of the tank.

01-31-2013 12:42 AM
bat_billy
Help identifying algae and finding a cure

I need help identifying this algae. My water parameters look good i'm not sure what the problem is.



Water parameters are as follows:

Gh. 5
Kh. 6
Ph averages 6.8 while co2 is on
Running a 20 inch finnex fugeray on a 5 gallon fluval spec
Dosing pps pro daily
Every other day I dose .5ml excel

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