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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi everyone, Started a new tank about 8 weeks ago. This is pretty much my first real attempt at going somewhat high tech. First weeks I had some diatoms, but those are already pretty much gone. However, I'm dealing with some very aggressive form of brown fuzzy hair algae since two weeks...
  2. Plants
    So if you search for pictures of this plant you see these nice lush green plants growing straight up, but then I look at my tank and it looks like trash. This plant grows in my tank quite prolific, but not in the way I would expect. So far, it likes to clump up and sooner or later I have this...
  3. Algae
    So as the title suggests, I have run into an algae-splosion in my high-tech 40G tank. I assume its a combiantion of hair and fuzz, but there are other types of algae afoot and I have no idea what they are (even some really weird branchy stems that I can't remove - although I don't think that's...
  4. Algae
    Hello, This is my first post to the forum after lurking for months on end and it's a plea for advice about circulation and algae. I feel like I've got some decent kit having thrown money at the problem but I'm perhaps lacking the expertise to keep hair algae at bay. First the details. Specs...
  5. 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...
  6. Algae
    Hey guys, Just today I noticed some strange particles floating in my water. It looks as if someone with really fine, blonde hair has shaved into my tank. I've never seen this before and couldn't find anything online so here I am! In addition to whatever it is in my water column, I've recently...
  7. Algae
    I have a 10 gallon that is heavily planted with flourite dark substrate, do not dose, lights are on and off all day for an hour at a time for a total of 6 hours, and the lights are the 24 inch oddysea's ;total of 72 watts. I am using DIY CO2 with double of the dosage with two bottles. So at...
  8. Algae
    I've checked http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm and would love some 2nd opinions! Here's the DWG: algea1 It looks almost like a dust ball.. I have 3 amano shrimp but they just hide all day behind a rock. Maybe they are snacking on it at night but it doesn't clear up on its own. I...
  9. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Hi I'm looking for a portion of dhg 'belem' or 'japan' preferably 2x2 or slightly larger if possible. PM me with price and size if you have any, thanks! :)
  10. Algae
    Hey everyone, I just started this tank about a week and a half ago (feb 4th), and it's my first tank ever. Equip: Fluval Edge 6gal tank Hydro 15w Mini heater - placed in the filter media bay like many people recommended Flourish Flourite substrate Lights: 2x MR15 15 SMD LED bulbs in place of...
  11. Algae
    This stuff is everywhere....i dont know what it is and i dont know what to do...algae is the reason i left the hobby last time, but aint gonna this time, help me please 55 Gallon, 4x 28w t5no 6700/colormax, pressurized co2, flourite/florabase substrate, Eheim 2215, 2026 w/ tetratec 5w uv...
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