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Old 12-23-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Algea problem on java moss


I have this long (2-3in) brown stringy hairlike algae on my Java moss only... Wasn't there a few days ago now its on all of my moss... Any Ideas what the problem is???

The tank is newly setup. Probably not even cycled yet. I have 2.6 wpg lighting and pressurized C02. I have only added old tank water from established (non planted) tanks to add nitrates. No ferts added yet. Am I doing anything wrong???
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Take a look at my tank journal. My moss had a brown-like growth on it after planting, but it was adjusting to the tank. Are you sure it's algae?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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lets se some pics
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:33 AM   #4
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Hope this helps!
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:50 AM   #5
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Looks like Rhizoclonium to me. I got rid of it before by cleaning as much I could with an old toothbrush and then blackout. (Never tried excel though.)
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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The algae is 10X worse now and completely covering the java moss... I think im gonna toss it in the trash soon if I cant come up with a solution.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Try the H2O2 1/4 cup per 25 gallons a time or two. I just did. My moss was sad like that but now the algae is white and the moss is fluffing up.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:38 AM   #8
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I raised the lighting to 4.3 wpg and raised co2. Algae is almost gone!
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I, too have a blanket of algae covering my blanket of java moss. The algae is about the same color green as the moss. I've removed some by hand, but I dont wantto tear the moss to shreds. I'm running about 1.5 WPG,and dosing 1 cap of Flourish at each water change,weekly about 25%-the tank is 55 gallons, and I run the lights about 10 hours a day.The algae is pretty much contained on the moss-my hygros, and dwarf rotalla are fine, along with my swords. Hope someone can help
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Are you dosing Flourish Comprehensive, or Flourish Excel?

Flourish Excel or H2O2 would probably kill the algae.
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