Do I have an Algae problem? Algae taking up 50% of my 75 gallon tank. How do I fix? - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: Do I have an algae problem ?
Yes, of course you do, are you kidding me? 12 92.31%
No, that is normal. 1 7.69%
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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-06-2016, 02:26 PM
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Rehome the fish, tear down the tank. Lessen everything with new tank; light, food, ferts. See if that works.
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Rehome the fish, tear down the tank. Lessen everything with new tank; light, food, ferts. See if that works.
Tank update.

Look at all the algae I took out. That is a 5 gallon home depot bucket filled with nasty, gross and disgusting long hair algae.

https://goo.gl/photos/Tds7pmueyXyeo5AaA

Did some massive water changes.

The tank looks much better without all that algae and 90% of the poll numbers said that was a big algae problem.
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Tank update.

Look at all the algae I took out. That is a 5 gallon home depot bucket filled with nasty, gross and disgusting long hair algae.

https://goo.gl/photos/Tds7pmueyXyeo5AaA

Did some massive water changes.

The tank looks much better without all that algae and 90% of the poll numbers said that was a big algae problem.
LOL! Yep, that's some algae farm you got there. Good job on that! Looks much nicer. My two favorite pieces of equipment: Vortex Diatom Filter & Green Killing Machine. I'm working with a friend to make an LED UV light, like you spoke of in another thread. I'll let you know if anything comes of it.
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@SpaceLord I'm glad to see you cleaned it up and didnt tear it down. The tank looks much better. That is one nasty bucket of goo you have there!

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I wouldn't nuke the autofeeder, just tame it.
It looks the Eheim feeder, which should have an adjustable dispenser. Make the opening smaller and test it while you're home so you can fine tune it. These feeders are helpful imo.
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@SpaceLord I'm glad to see you cleaned it up and didnt tear it down. The tank looks much better. That is one nasty bucket of goo you have there!
it even smells disgusting and nasty. This algae was all like one big piece!! I pulled it out with one scoop. There was so much junk trapped that I had to do an aggressive water change to clear up the aquarium. The fish can finally swim again!

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it even smells disgusting and nasty. This algae was all like one big piece!! I pulled it out with one scoop. There was so much junk trapped that I had to do an aggressive water change to clear up the aquarium. The fish can finally swim again!
I'm just glad you didnt have to do a tear down. Kind of amazing how fast algae can completely take over without regular maint. Do you have a garden? That should make some good fertilizer for a garden or plants.

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Yup, all you need is


Any tank with a lot of light, left alone for a few weeks will end up like that.


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