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  1. Algae
    Hey all, I've relatively recently (within the last two months) set-up a new 150L (40G) tank. The tank was started using DSM and went relatively well until it got mouldy...I sorted it out and flooded it. All went really well until I went away overseas for a week, where I had set-up an automatic...
  2. Algae
    Hi all, longtime lurker for tips on the forum, decided to finally ask for some help. I was wondering if anyone could help me with identifying some of the algae I've got going on in my aquarium. I'm pretty sure I'm facing 3 distinct types, I included some (very) up close photos of the algae as...
  3. Algae
    I recently did some reading on Siamese Algae Eaters (SAE) and decided to give them a try. The final nail was for me when I found them at one of my LFS and then left without any so I could think about it overnight. It was a couple of days before I decided and went back. The tank they were in...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I just received some buce from online and I noticed the rock wool holding it has some Cyanobacteria on it. The actual leaves have none but I don't know whether to risk having BGA in my tank by letting a small amount get through. What would you do?
  5. Algae
    My tank has recently has had blue/green algae blooms and I've been told the standard treatment to deal with it is nitrogen dosing and/or antibiotics. I've been trying to up the amount of plants in the tank to stunt it's growth, and while some of the blooms near the bottom of the tank has started...
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  6. Algae
    I have a low tech 5 gallon Fluval Spec V that was set up 4/29/17. It houses a single Betta. A fish-in cycle was done and parameters have been stable. Current parameters using API Master Test Kit: pH=7.6, Ammonia=0, Nitrites=0, Nitrates=0-5, Temp=80F. Plants: Java moss, 1 Java Fern, 1 Banana...
  7. Algae
    I have a 10 gallon tank that I've been using as a high-light, high-CO2 grow out tank. Aside from some tiny pest snails it currently has no animals. Unfortunately it's developing some cyanobacteria colonies on the ADA Aquasoil substrate. I'm guessing insufficient aeration probably contributed to...
  8. Lighting
    Hey guys, My 20 gallon is facing a HUGE algae issue right now. The infamous BGA has taken over and it's a losing battle on my side. I believe that there are a few reasons for this but I don't have enough confidence to make any decisions yet. For one, there's most definitely excess nutrients...
  9. Algae
    Hi there! So recently I've had a problem with BGA in both my tanks. My nano tank, which I have just refreshed to deal with the issue, was the first time ive had BGA. My big tank, to which has been setup years ago, has never had BGA. Ive never changed the dosage, or the light. The other day...
  10. Plants
    First off attached picture. I came into work this morning and saw this on some my Anubias. From what I gather the leaf die off is from too little carbon. Last week I treated my tank for BGA with some Erythromycin. About halfway through the treatment I noticed my Nitrates and Phosphates...
  11. Algae
    Hi, I bought API Erythromycin (10 packets, 200mg each). What is the best way to dose it? It's safe to Nerites, Amano, Ghost and Draft Orange Cryfish? If I understand well, I need to dose 200mg for 10g? My tank is 29g, real valume must be 25G + 2G in canister filter. So, I need something like...
  12. Algae
    I had BGA/Cyanobacteria take over my entire planted tank about 2 years ago. Then I got a common pleco, and it all disappeared within a week. Well the pleco has passed and eventually this stuff has been stealing my plants light for months now. I can't tell if it's Brush, Beard, or BGA. Perhaps...
  13. Algae
    I've got a 55 gallon tank heavily planted have had it up an running bout 4 months now using EI dosing. I've been fighting a war with BGA for about three of the four months now and after following advice from different websites and forums with similar issues, still have it coming back with a...
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  14. Algae
    Starting about two weeks ago, I got a small BGA outbreak. I thought it was just more green spot algae, but then noticed that it was funny colored and spreading rapidly. I have no plants, as the pet-keeping aspect of this hobby appealed to me more than the aquascaping aspect. I always liked how...
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  15. Algae
    Well, I used to have a really nice, lightly planted, low-tech tank. I started reading on this site about all of the nutrient dosing and other stuff, so I got excited that my plants would grow super fast and shoved in a bunch of root tabs. About a week later the entire substrate and all of...
  16. Algae
    Today I decided to treat my 2 gallon tank with API E.M.Erythromycin (10 powder packs) for BGA bloom. The instruction tells me to add 1 packet (200mg) for every 10 gallon (38L), so this afternoon I added about 1/5 of a packet into the tank, but I'm not sure if I should add the same amount...
  17. Algae
    Is the treatment for BGA any different in a lightly planted tank? I know that plants can help stabilize the tank and inhibit algal germination. My tank has been up and running for about 3 months. It's a South American black water habitat tank, so it has only a few plants. Currently: ~12...
  18. Algae
    My 75g had been running on only .5W per gallon until about a week ago. I upped the lighting to a little over 2W per gallon and I have begin to notice the tiniest bit of BGA cyano on pebbles and actually under my sand on the glass. I assume my new lighting has caused some sort of imbalance that I...
  19. Algae
    hello everyone! Right now I have a thick scape in my 46g bowfront. Its been getting neglected as i try to finish the stand for my 55g. Ive started having problems with BGA "Blue Green Algae". Originally i only noticed it growing on my exposed substrate. I vaccumed off any patches i saw pop up...
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