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Old 03-19-2015, 04:17 AM   #1
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Algae crisis


Please help me 2 weeks old 10g tank started showing up algae. First it was diatoms and I've been told that it's normal for newly setup thank but today I noticed the strands of algae. Here is the pic of all please help.


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Old 03-19-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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Can you share details of your ferts and lighting, and maybe a full tank shot?

I get the occasional bits of green hair algae in high light zones, it tends to resolve by lowering your light intensity and/or duration, but now I think my Cherry Barbs eat it for me....
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:18 PM   #3
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Yes sure here is the pic and the lighting I use is LED FLOOD LIGHT 30 watts and I am using SEACHEM flourish DIY NO3 PO4 and today I introduced SEACHEM prime stability and clarity. And the algae seems to be increasing more and my algae water seems to be not interested in eating the algae. Please suggest me. I need to introduce more plants in my tank tomorrow.





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Are these plants rotting coz these leaves are coming off and they smell awful


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Old 03-20-2015, 05:32 PM   #4
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Pleco's need wood.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:46 PM   #5
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And finally I removed this round leave Anubis and replants my whole tank.


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Wood??? @Raymond


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Here is the new setup


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Old 03-20-2015, 07:47 PM   #6
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Are those big rocks in the tank metallurgical slag?
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A 30W LED directly on top of your tank is clearly too much - can you raise it up (I would try a foot or more to start with) and inject CO2?? That would go a long way to solving your problem.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:02 PM   #8
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@archaeofish I really don't have any idea but it may be yes.


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Old 03-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #9
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Those rocks are pretty cool looking. If they are slag, be aware that metal production debris can sometimes have heavy metals (Pb, Cu, etc.) I wouldn't worry too much, though, if you haven't had any unexplained problems with fish or invertebrate deaths, etc.
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