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  1. Algae
    This algae covers most of my plants, and is quite easy to pick off: When I've left the aquarium alone for a while, the algae that dislodged from the plants builds up on the bottom: You can also see it on several plants in the picture. What type of algae is this? Could it be cyanobacteria...
  2. Algae
    Hi, My name is Sam, and I am new to the hobby. My tank has been running for about three months now. I am posting here for help, because a lot of information is available on how to fight / prevent algae, but I have at least five different ones in my tank right now and I was wondering if I have...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, I couldn't find an answer to my specific situation regarding the nitrogen cycle anywhere, so I figured I'd bring it up here. I have a brand new tank that I've been trying to cycle since January 1st. In March, I saw that the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels all dropped to zero. I was...
  4. Plants
    Hi all. I come to this forum as a reader turned poster with four years of experience keeping high tech, heavily planted tanks. I need your help. My latest tank, an 8 month old UNS 60U, has been troublesome for the start as the plants are failing to thrive and are yellowing, displaying some sort...
  5. Algae
    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and signed up just so I could specifically ask this question. (I searched but didn't find anything that was close to my scenario so I'm reaching out for help.) So about six months ago, my 4 y/o niece ended dumping a whole canister of fish food while I was...
  6. Algae
    Hi, What is this stuff? I am very new to aquariums and this is my first tank. It was been setup for about 1.5 months. A couple of weeks ago I started getting this algae growing in a couple places. It didnt spread that quickly at first, but took off pretty quickly soon after. I didnt add the...
  7. 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...
  8. Low Tech Forum
    So I've been fighting BGA(cyanobacteria) in my tank- did a major scrub down about five days ago and a spot scrub two days ago and sucked up all the debris I could catch both times. I'm trying to take a natural approach and avoid medicating the tank again since it's already been fairly heavily...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. Algae
    I tried UltraLife BLUE-GREEN Slime Stain Remover as a last ditch before resorting to antibiotics to get rid of an infestation of Cyanobacteria. I do NOT work for them and I have not nor will not receive any compensation for this post! These are before and after pics 4 days apart after only 2...
  12. Low Tech Forum
    Hi, sorry for the long post! I have kept freshwater tropical fish in the past but moved to having a much more planted tank at the start of this year. I've recently been having so many problems and I think I have figured out what I've done wrong, but wanted some advice on how to best fix it now...
  13. 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...
  14. Algae
    After battling off cyanobacteria and staghorn algae, I believe I now have a hair algae infestation. I have a Fluval Spec V with just a nerite snail living in it, probably too many lights, potentially too much light, and I'm dosing with Excel and Flourish. My questions are: Is this hair algae...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! I started a planted tank in a 5 galon Fluval Spec V about a year and a half ago. I started with two types of tetras, most of which over time died off. Until a few days ago I had two tetras that refused to die, which was awesome. One however just got sucked into my filter and I'm down to...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Algae
    3-4 Months back, I added some mossballs to my red cherry shrimp/ albino bristlenose pleco tank. Other plants in the tank at the time were just java moss. Lighting is being provided by one red and one blue 8W submersible florescent lamps. Moss growth was optimal, it grew thick within a month and...
  19. 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...
  20. Algae
    I've had a cyanobacteria problem for a few months now. I've read a lot about it. I believe my filtration and flow are good, although could be better but don't have many options to increase flow and circulation with this tank without spending a lot of money. So I looked into Erythromycin and...
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