i'm so proud ...
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 02-27-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
quilaho
Algae Grower
 
quilaho's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: new ulm, mn
Posts: 122
Default

my first case of green algae:

i'm so proud ...

but, hey!!! my plants are pearling nicely:

doesn't that count for something?!?!

i've got the tank in blackout as we speak ... i just thought i would share.
__________________
quintin
--29 gallon--
55w cf, pressurized co2, cheesy hob, layered laterite/peat/profile/pea gravel substrate
quilaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
Buck
Planted Tank VIP
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lebanon, CT
Posts: 4,939
Default

My what a lovely hue it has... :lol:

Dont ya just love surprises !
__________________
Buck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 03:03 AM   #3
Tonyd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montana
Posts: 312
Default

Wow, that's impressive. I'd like to see a pic right when your blackout ends if you have time to post one.

Tony
Tonyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
Splash
Planted Member
 
Splash's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Suffern, NY
Posts: 173
Default

Whoa! How kewl is that!?!
__________________
29 gal planted tank, 30" FW Aqualights w/ 1x 65W 6700K CF & 1x 55W 9325K CF, 20-lb CO2 w/ Milwaukee SMS122 controller, reverse-flow UGF (bah!), gravel substrate (also bah!), 4 Praecox, 3 Ottocats, 1 SAE, 1 Bristlenose cat, 2-3 C. japonica, 5 Red Cherry Shrimp, & too many detestable pond snails!!!
Splash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
cruizer
Planted Member
 
cruizer's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 173
Send a message via AIM to cruizer Send a message via MSN to cruizer Send a message via Yahoo to cruizer
Default

yegh!
__________________
Check out my AquariBlog for tank progress and updates!
cruizer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
quilaho
Algae Grower
 
quilaho's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: new ulm, mn
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buck
My what a lovely hue it has... :lol:

Dont ya just love surprises !
well ... i watched that develop over a few days but was too busy to do the thourogh cleaning. besides, i'll be out of town this weekend so i do not have worry about itching to take a quick peek.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonyd
Wow, that's impressive. I'd like to see a pic right when your blackout ends if you have time to post one.

Tony
that is a sure will do!!!
__________________
quintin
--29 gallon--
55w cf, pressurized co2, cheesy hob, layered laterite/peat/profile/pea gravel substrate
quilaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 03:02 PM   #7
Fat Guy
Wannabe Guru
 
Fat Guy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: new york, new york
Posts: 1,467
Default

Some people think those 5000K bulbs are way too green




Nice algae :P
__________________
Fat Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 04:00 PM   #8
quilaho
Algae Grower
 
quilaho's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: new ulm, mn
Posts: 122
Default

at least green always has been my favorite color.
__________________
quintin
--29 gallon--
55w cf, pressurized co2, cheesy hob, layered laterite/peat/profile/pea gravel substrate
quilaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 07:08 PM   #9
Urkevitz
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 1,891
Default

Are you sure its algae and not bacteria? directly under the light it seems white. Maybe the green color is coming from the green light reflecting off of the plants.
Urkevitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 07:26 PM   #10
Splash
Planted Member
 
Splash's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Suffern, NY
Posts: 173
Default

Yeah, I wondered about that, too! Is the green from floating algae in the water, or is there a scum of green covering the glass. If the glass is scummy, then you've got a bad case of cyanobacteria (aka, blue-green algae).


Quote:
Originally Posted by Urkevitz
Are you sure its algae and not bacteria? directly under the light it seems white. Maybe the green color is coming from the green light reflecting off of the plants.
__________________
29 gal planted tank, 30" FW Aqualights w/ 1x 65W 6700K CF & 1x 55W 9325K CF, 20-lb CO2 w/ Milwaukee SMS122 controller, reverse-flow UGF (bah!), gravel substrate (also bah!), 4 Praecox, 3 Ottocats, 1 SAE, 1 Bristlenose cat, 2-3 C. japonica, 5 Red Cherry Shrimp, & too many detestable pond snails!!!
Splash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 07:30 PM   #11
Fat Guy
Wannabe Guru
 
Fat Guy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: new york, new york
Posts: 1,467
Default

looks like green algae to me :P
__________________
Fat Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 07:36 PM   #12
Wasserpest
Are these real?
 
Wasserpest's Avatar
 
PTrader: (175/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 15,092
Default

Awesome green water, nothing else. If it is a new tank, just skipping water changes and ignoring it for a week can do wonders. Let it run its course.
Wasserpest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 08:16 PM   #13
Splash
Planted Member
 
Splash's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Suffern, NY
Posts: 173
Default

Reason I ask is because I had a tank once that looked like that because of blue-greens. Nasty, smelly, blue-green scum all over everything! My pleco tried to eat the stuff and croaked, but all of my flake-fed fish did fine.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Wasserpest
Awesome green water, nothing else. If it is a new tank, just skipping water changes and ignoring it for a week can do wonders. Let it run its course.
__________________
29 gal planted tank, 30" FW Aqualights w/ 1x 65W 6700K CF & 1x 55W 9325K CF, 20-lb CO2 w/ Milwaukee SMS122 controller, reverse-flow UGF (bah!), gravel substrate (also bah!), 4 Praecox, 3 Ottocats, 1 SAE, 1 Bristlenose cat, 2-3 C. japonica, 5 Red Cherry Shrimp, & too many detestable pond snails!!!
Splash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #14
EvilKen
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 52
Send a message via AIM to EvilKen
Default

Yup, listen to Wasserpest and just leave it along for a week. When I had greenwater there were a lot of suggestions to do a blackout or get a UV filter, but what worked for me (and a friend who is just gettingi over GW) is to just leave it along and dont do any water changes. Patience is the key here! =)
EvilKen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 11:25 PM   #15
quilaho
Algae Grower
 
quilaho's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: new ulm, mn
Posts: 122
Default

it's free floating ... very green.

i took those pics, cleaned the tank, covered it up and then did the post ... so, it has already been covered for a day now.

the tank is pretty new ... month or two ... but i just added lights, co2 and have been trying to get the ferts in order. had problems with ferts and then my co2 regulator started leaking so the tank got way out of balance and the algae took over.

i also had quite a bit of bba going on ... can't find any sae's in the area.

everything i had run across from just casual reading here and now more recently on the APD list indicated the blackout would get me reset and moving forward ... i did not actually search out information on it though ... just went on what i had recalled reading.

Wasserpest, EvilKen... i do not doubt you but, it's been 1 day already so i think i should just follow through. thanks for the information though ... i will definitly keep it in mind just in case i have to go through this again.

i do not have very many fast growing plants in there either. so, i have put some on order. they should get here to coincide with the end of the blackout.
__________________
quintin
--29 gallon--
55w cf, pressurized co2, cheesy hob, layered laterite/peat/profile/pea gravel substrate
quilaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 06:30 AM.


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