Algae in HC help w/ pics also seeking shrimp death help
I am having an algae outbreak I am not familiar with. I will provide quick background on tank.
7.9 gal nano Ebi up for about 3 months.
26 watt CF light - Finnex lamp.
Eheim 2232 with lily pipes (installed 1 month ago) at 75% flow
EI dosing with dry ferts and Flourish
Weekly 50% water changes
HC carpet only plant
Fish are 6 Otos, 15 chili rasboras, 10-15 RCS/CRS
I recently lost some shrimp due to what I suspect were high nitrates in the 100s due to a person overdosing my tank with KN03 while on extended OT at work. The algae may have started before then I believe.
The only recent changes are lily pipes about 1 month ago and I have been trying to do more water changes and dose less KN03 to lower nitrates.
I have some diatoms and light green algae on the rocks which I am familiar with and expect at this point in my tank.
The algae in question is brown/green and stringy - seems to be intertwined in my HC and hard to see or photograph.
Current tank params:
Nitrates - 40 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Chlorine - 0 ppm
pH - 6.6
Temp - 78 F
GH - 4.4
KH - 7
Drop Checker - Lime green just bordering yellowish
Some shots trying to show algae:
Thanks so much
Cant see at all. But base on what you say they might be hair algae? How long do you have light on?
Yah it is very hard to see. You can see the darker spots in the first picture - that is the algae.
10 hour photoperiod.
I also am getting a white foam on top of my water - bubbles.
And I just lost another RCS - I have had this colony for over a year and it seems like healthy, adult shrimp that are dying. It just slows down and dies - the only visual change being that it looks pale. Seeking shrimpers help as well so I don't cross post.
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