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Old 11-11-2003, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I've been trying to find out what kind of algae this is, but I can't dig up anything about it. They look like little tufts of algae connected by long, thin strands. Here's a pic:
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Old 11-11-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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That looks like hair algea.
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Yea, I was thinking that, or some variation thereof. Strangely enough, none of my algae crew eats the stuff
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Old 11-11-2003, 07:21 PM   #4
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It looks like dead cyano decomposing and releasing nutrients so other algeas can use those. If this algea is hairalgea it's a good sign :? , your balance is turning back...
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Really?? That's great news Just curious, but how can you tell it's decomposing cyano?
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:26 PM   #6
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Don't become too excited right now, i'm not really sure...I have had b.g. cyano too, and after a while the dark-green-blue color became a light-green color and the cyano started to vanish away. Maybe lowering your bioload and start using more CO2 will help...
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Well, I can't really lower my bioload without taking out the fish. I've already dropped my feeding regimen to three times a week. I do think that CO2 will help, it's just that I need more money to buy the equipment
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:17 PM   #8
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yeye, i have the same problem, maybe we should start an "Sponser our tank"-forum ...I'm wondering how much fish you have. I've had b.g. cyano too, after a while they turned to light-green color and started to vanish away. I have an DIY CO2 system (if what you call a "system" :s) but i think this is not enoegh to provide my tank. Now i'm fighting these algea with a blackout. Tomorrow i will know if they are gone...Start to save money for the pressurized CO2, it will surely help!
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