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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2020, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of algae is this?

What kind of algae is that? Its on most of the plants now including my anubis. How do I get rid of it?

I'm using a finnex planted 24+7 hlc.

The original light malfunctioned and I had to send it back. Happened during lockdown so I had no light for a month. However 2 weeks ago a friend loaned me a older model planted 24/7 and my replacement light should be here soon.

I am just getting into plants so I'm waiting on my co2 regulator to arrive now.

How do I fix this algae?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2020, 06:16 AM
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Mmm, kind of hard to distinguish from your picture but looks like Fuzz Algae to me. You had weak light and too much nutrients. In my experience nitrates over 20ppm and low light favors Fuzz algae. Get everything back to normal and it will slowly go away with treamming. Keep an eye on nitrates in the meantime.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2020, 07:06 AM
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Fuzz algae. To much light and/or excess ferts usually cause. Tank might be dirty also.
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