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Old 01-04-2004, 07:24 AM   #1
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Im not sure what kinda of Algae I have in my tank. Need ID please.
I just finished medication with erthromycin to get rid of cynobacteria, when I went on vacation. 3 weeks later, the cyno was gone but this was in its place.
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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and this....
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Old 01-04-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thats nasty.... got the same S@#t in my pond atm...
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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does nobody know what kind of algae this is, or all the pictures not clear enough?

Please, any responses will be highly appreciated.

Thanks again
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:37 PM   #5
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EvilKen,

I have the same stuff left in my tank after the dark BBA algea skipped town... Someone has to know what that stuff is :shock: :shock: :shock: Any help guys, buck, wasser, gulfcoast, george, rex!!!!!!


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Old 01-05-2004, 11:11 PM   #6
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It looks like a thread algae to me. Achieving balance and getting some shrimp will help. I had that for a bit in the beginning and my japonica did a number on it.
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Old 01-06-2004, 12:29 AM   #7
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I had the same looking stuff on my swords and ferns, just after I increased my light, got on my ferts (lowered the NO3) and got some SAE it was gone in a week. Not sure which of the three it was though (all three in conjuction?). Completely gone now.
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:23 AM   #8
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I've seen my SAE feast on this stuff. They often ignore the long strands, but they eat the short strands wich keeps new growth free of this algae.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:57 AM   #9
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shrimp should do a good number on it, as said above somewhere.

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Old 02-20-2004, 06:12 PM   #10
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Try comparing it to algae at this site...
http://www.aquaticscape.com/articles/algae.htm
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:38 PM   #11
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Looks like green beard algae, IMO.
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:37 AM   #12
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I am having problems with the same kind of algae and I also would like to know how to get rid of it: it's a pain in the *
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