Oh so beautiful field of... ALGAE???? - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Algae


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2013, 12:40 AM   #16
AlanLe
Algae Farmer
 
AlanLe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 757
Default

Where did u buy the tank? Looks good
AlanLe is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-08-2013, 03:22 AM   #17
DrunkG0D
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 5
Default ADA Tank

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanLe View Post
Where did u buy the tank? Looks good
Got it from a local ADA supplier its a 120P
DrunkG0D is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #18
DrunkG0D
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 5
Default Updates

So basically I have tried a few things, first I reduced the photo period to 4 hours and that seemed to slow the growth of the algae right down but it was still around.

Spent 2 nights siphoning out as much algae as I physically could from the substrate with a toothbrush and hose. I really hated sucking out the soil as well so I went easy.

Did a 3 day blackout without much success.

Have been double dosing excel for the last few days but not much improvement as well.

I suspected that there wasn't enough greens to consume the nutrients in the water so planted another 2 pots of HC, that was all my LFS had in stock, and 2 pots of Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis along the back of the tank. Also several clumps of riccia tied to stones as temporary measure.

Added 10 tiny shrimps and 10 amanos + 5 SAE to try and clean up whatever algae was around. They aren't being very effective.

The good news is that my hydrocotyle seems to be coming back from the dead, the green spots have all disappeared, almost. The stems have turned green again from brown when it was first planted.

Now I'm contemplating what wicca27 suggested, to nuke them with h202.

Pictures attached! Oh yes the water has started to clear up a lot so at least I'm happy with that.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	137.1 KB
ID:	82634  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	147.2 KB
ID:	82642  

Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	82650  

Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	166.1 KB
ID:	82658  

Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	119.4 KB
ID:	82666  

DrunkG0D is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #19
hedge_fund
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
PTrader: (93/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,354
Default

The amanos will keep the tank clean for you. I wouldn't be feeding them anything for a while.
hedge_fund is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-18-2013, 03:55 AM   #20
Pindar
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: california
Posts: 2
Default

This stuff goes away on its own if you wait for the tank to mature. That's how it happened for me anyway
Unfortunately you can expect it to get worse before that happens
Pindar is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-19-2013, 03:12 AM   #21
Mizuhuman
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Mizuhuman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 392
Default

nice. looking better
Mizuhuman is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012