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ok new problem pics

alright now that I have the BGA gone...what "exactly" is this called and what are the common causes and or fixes to the problem? It gets long really fast, like the course of one day. I thought it was what "scolley" might have had trouble with but mine is a long longer and slimy when you take it out.
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yuck. I belive its still a form of hair algae...not necessarily "thread" algae. I can think of 3 remedies. 1) total blackout and see if it dies off 2) about 50 black mollies on loan from your LFS to eat the crap or 3) total re-do.

IMO, #3 is the drastic option, but probably the easiest and least stressful in the immediate short term. Plants can be replaced and the fish can last for a while in a quarantine tank or other container.

#2...mollies should gobble that stuff up...but they can only do so much.

Re-boot!
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ouch ....I would do a blackout...complete...least path of resistance
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I had this problem when I moved 4 months ago. It was supper bad long stringy and slimy. Took about a month and finally went away on its own, but I did remove it off and on.
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I would go with option #2, black mollies..they can really be of a great help
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the title of the piece is called " WASTELANDS "

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I raise my sword in the air in the battle against clado. I have been beaten in this battle but the war is not over. As my wounds heal I amass another army, an army with many legs, an army of Amano's......

I thrust my tridant into the mass of medusa like staghorn. I am wounded but I refuse to take a knee.
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I think the bigger issue is getting your CO2 levels high enough to prevent this from happening again. Jack that CO2 up!
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Wow.... in a wierd way, I think it actually looks kind of cool. I'm sure the novelty would wear off in a few days, though.

Good luck!
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get nutrients in line up the co2 and use a toothbrush to remove as much as possible.
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I've been talking to hoppy and as he said it's impossible to ACCURATELY measure co2 in the tank...but the ph is 6.35 and KH is 10+, so that brings the CO2 up to 150ppm on the chart. But I don't think that's accurate.
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i had that in one of my 5gal, I got so tired of dealing with it i just picked out what i could. And after a while it ate up all the excess nutrients and smiply went away on its own. Stupid algae killed itself ahha
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I have a lot in there right now to just get rid of everything....so I would like to try and kill it now...without uprooting the tank. What causes it and does any one have a better success story?
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I've been talking to hoppy and as he said it's impossible to ACCURATELY measure co2 in the tank...but the ph is 6.35 and KH is 10+, so that brings the CO2 up to 150ppm on the chart. But I don't think that's accurate.
What reactor are you using? Also what ferts are you dosing and how much?
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just thinking about touching that stuff is disgusting.
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A big cup (eg. quart yoghurt container) full of water and a toothbrush for first manual removal (swirl the toothbrush in the cup of water and scrape it off with your nail to dislodge the algae you get out of the tank from the toothbrush). Dump the water with it in your garden or compost heap.

Repeat often/daily.

Add many Amano shrimp.

And get your parameters spot on (i.e. lighting wattage and photoperiod, CO2, and ferts).

Be sure you are not over feeding (the fish that is).

My guess: Do all of the above, and I think in time it will resolve itself. The higher plants (if you have enough of them) will starve the algae. W/o balanced parameters there is a big chance of a reoccurence IMHO.
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