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how to clean up Rhizoclonium, pictures included

These slimy things are clean up. What do you guys do to pick out the Rhizoclonium from your plants? Toothbrush?
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help? one of my tanks has been over ran with this algae and i just wanna pick it out but it just disintegrates.
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Siphon it out using airline hose...
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i can't its stuck onto my hc.
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I do a black out for 2-3 days, add Excel daily at full labeled dose, turn off CO2 and do a water change or two.

It's gone thereafter.
Focus on water changes and good CO2 for the next 2 weeks and you should be okay.

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tom, its basically impossible for me to do a real blackout due to the position of my tank and how its placed. Dosing excel in a 60g, would that be wise, more importantly cost smart? Since my tank is a larger tank, would upping the CO2 work just as good?
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tom, its basically impossible for me to do a real blackout due to the position of my tank and how its placed. Dosing excel in a 60g, would that be wise, more importantly cost smart? Since my tank is a larger tank, would upping the CO2 work just as good?
Why would it ever be impossible to do a blackout?
I'm curious

A plastic bag(or 2-3 layers worth) and turning the light out will suffice in all cases I've ever seen.........a little tape etc.

The Gloss will get leggy, but it's leggy already in the pics.......so they would need trimmed soon anyway.

Excel can be had, at least in our club, for about 20$ a gallon, so for 5 months or so.........20$.
That's if you used it daily, I'm just talking for this issue for now till things clear up and the plants grow in a bit and then you tweak the CO2 some.

Upping the CO2 often does not work on the algae that is there............but it is the long term cure, upping CO2 might work for many cases, particularly if they are mild and directly CO2 induced..........which many, most are.

Try that and see, the method I suggest is more aggressive and uses that + Excel, + Blackout, + large water changes. You might try this w/o the blackout also. I know this species of algae is very susceptible to blackouts though.

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Well tom, its not impossible but rather hard enough i have so much light (ambient and sunlight) coming from all different angles into this tank. The back of my tank is pretty much touching my wall (yes i know, horrible placement) and i set this tank up many years ago before it became a planted tank and i placed this tank is a very small spot lacking room for me to do many things to it. Scrubbing algae is a pain in the ass due to the lack of space. I mean i can do a black out but again, its harder than it sounds due to my bad description. I'll try your method without a blackout to see if work. If not i'll do a black out.

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update: excel dosing with lights on did not help. Not even with overdosing the recommended use. I just started a black out today. Going to do a 4 day black out and see what happens.
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Black out and excel will help the most. Siphon as much as you can out, then do the blackout. How new is this tank?

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not new at all, been up for years before it was converted into a planted tank. I never had this problem until a freak accident. My timer freaked out on me and ended up turning on the lights at 3am. i didn't wake up till 10am to find it on already and my sister told me later on that day that it was on all night. Thats when the problem started. Well....not to mention at the same time i got new lights and doubled my wattage.
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update: 80% of it is gone. I'll begin C02, lighting again at 4hrs and slowly raise it back to 8hrs. Dosing like normal as well.
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I got rid of it by:

Cleaned out filters
Manual Removal in tank
Large Water Change
Begin 3.5 day blackout
dose excel daily(left co2 on, but reduced bubble count)
Ended black-out
large water change
reduced lighting intensity/photoperiod
continued excel for one week.

Gone, never came back. It was pretty much total war to get rid of this stuff. It grew INCHES a day.

I find that thick black trashbags are great for blackouts. Easy to cover the tank with them.


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Best lesson learned: listen to Tom !! or a person that also has been there !!


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amanos cleaned my tank in just a few days... You can see before/after pics in the link in my sig...


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