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Not sure what it is but just randomly started growing. Also starting to grow on my plants. 3bps, quad t5, no ferts just ada soil.
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If I'd had to take a wild guess based on the info you provided, you have too much light/too long a photo period, not enough plants, or fast growing plants. That's a lot of bare ada soil, with what looks like an anubias in the background. I mean, look at it, your algae is pearling! that's some mean photosynthesis going on there.


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Not sure what it is but just randomly started growing. Also starting to grow on my plants. 3bps, quad t5, no ferts just ada soil.
This is actually a good sign. This is the biofilm every shrimp lovers tank should have. This is actually showing you, you have a good ecosystem. Sad news it's an eye sore and by my guess you ain't got no shrimp or cleaners to eat that for you! but that is due to high phosphates causing the algae to grow like that. Like quark said your slow growing plants is not doing the job. Leaving Ada soil bare with no floating plants or foreground plants that's what kinda happens with Ada soil. A lot of shrimp keepers use it which is good to create a good biofilm.
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If I'd had to take a wild guess based on the info you provided, you have too much light/too long a photo period, not enough plants, or fast growing plants. That's a lot of bare ada soil, with what looks like an anubias in the background. I mean, look at it, your algae is pearling! that's some mean photosynthesis going on there.
Alright thanks. Ill play around with my lighting schedule. Weird part is that the anubias is actually spotless and the faster growing plants have it.
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Not sure what it is but just randomly started growing. Also starting to grow on my plants. 3bps, quad t5, no ferts just ada soil.
This is actually a good sign. This is the biofilm every shrimp lovers tank should have. This is actually showing you, you have a good ecosystem. Sad news it's an eye sore and by my guess you ain't got no shrimp or cleaners to eat that for you! but that is due to high phosphates causing the algae to grow like that. Like quark said your slow growing plants is not doing the job. Leaving Ada soil bare with no floating plants or foreground plants that's what kinda happens with Ada soil. A lot of shrimp keepers use it which is good to create a good biofilm.
Ahh interesting. Now that you mentioned it I do remember seeing this on almond leaves when I used to breed bettas. Would love to get shrimp but because of circumstances I doubt anyone would be willing to hook me up.
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Ahh interesting. Now that you mentioned it I do remember seeing this on almond leaves when I used to breed bettas. Would love to get shrimp but because of circumstances I doubt anyone would be willing to hook me up.
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Ahh interesting. Now that you mentioned it I do remember seeing this on almond leaves when I used to breed bettas. Would love to get shrimp but because of circumstances I doubt anyone would be willing to hook me up.
Shrimp breeding central! I have a tank with regular shrimps from the river that is covered in that and I never fed for months and they are just fine. If you are looking for some plants hit me up. I have all kinds of plants that i'm gonna get rid of very soon.
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