Although I gotta say, it looks kind of nice on the wood.. Im worried about it spreading to leaves which it seems it has already
Thanks for the response. Thats why Im asking! For the longest time I've thought this was BBA but also somewhat doubted it since it doesnt resemble most of the pictures ive seen of it.its hard to see from the picture but it doesnt look like BBA to me. BBA for me always grows in tufts on my hard scape or very distinctive black fur on leaves.
Thats what I'm trying out now, will let you guys know after a couple weeks whether it spreads more or not.. And I cant for the life of me find any SAE's around here. Not locally or at any LFS. And Montreal is a big place so I'm kind of disappointed..im surewhat its called but reduce your lighting period , i had this once on my amazon swords and got 4 siamese algea eaters they have done an amazing job at keeping algea to a minimum
It's too small and fragile to pull out. I scrap it off with my nail and it just seems to disintegrate/fall apart. I am using T5s, but they are only a month old. Currently only using 2x39w for a 35 gallon aquarium out of a 4 light fixture.When you pull it out or siphon it, does it come out in strands?
It just sounds like common brown algae when you first set up a tank or not enough light. Chek your water parameters and stocking to make sure its not contributing. Otherwise, if you are using fluro lights like T5 or T8 you may need to change the globes as they wear out and start emitting light that promotes algae growth.
Hope this helps.
Do you mean remove the wood and plants or do it while still under water?The long Lighting exposure was most likely your problem. Unsure of the strain.
This might help read this article over, pretty thorough
As far as killing the algae, A method I swear by, take a spray bottle put in 3% Hydrogen peroxide solution and just spray the Algae covered area, plants or driftwood or fish will not be harmed as long as you don't spray them directly. It is best to do during a water change before the new water is added.
Please keep in mind this is a solution to a symptom this will not cure the root cause of the algae growth.
Almost 2 weeks now at roughly 2x the regular dose. Sorry for my ignorance, but what is a siesta period?If it scrapes off, its not BBA. BBA is tough stuff that doesn't come off. Sounds like one of the many forms of algae out there. How long have you been dosing excel in this new setup? Sometimes it can take a couple weeks for things to balance out.
Have you tried adding a siesta period? This allows you to have longer photo periods without getting crazy algae blooms. A siesta period screws with the algae because it has a hard time dealing with broken photo periods.
Tank is 35 gallons, I know I'm overdosing, I guess its somewhat of an experiment considering what I've read about Excel's potential as an algecide as well as a source of carbon. The light fixture has a built in timer which I'm using now. I've started using it since getting more serious into planted aquariums.How big is your tank? Is it excel flourish (carbon dosing) or fertiliser?
5ml is a lot. I'm pretty sure its dosed at 5ml per 250L tank once a week. I know from experience, if you over dose it casues crazy algae blooms. Also just grab yourself a timer from a hardware store for your light for about $3 so you can accurately time your photo period and not have to worry if you get caught at work.