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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:27 am Post subject: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 200  ltr  40x18x18  planted  tank.
 Lights  36x4  PL's  10  hours
 Eheim  Pro  2032
 Multiple  fishes  and  plants
 Co2  40  bpm  
 
 Please  help  identify  the  Algae  and  recommend  a  cure
 
 Java  Moss  with  Algae
 Hair  Grass  -  the  brown  color  is  that  algae?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:46 am Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Jacob  
 1.  What  is  the  duration  of  lights
 2.  Reduce  nutrients  levels  
 3.  introduce  algae  eaters  like  otocinclus  catfish
 4.  perform  large  water  changes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:09 am Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Is  this  a  new  tank?
 Seems  like  Caldophora
 In  medium/less  lights  it  is  brown  in  colour.
 I  recently  had  a  very  bad  attack  of  this  algae  in  my  tank.
 I  was  able  to  tackle  it  by  increasing  lights,  sucking  out  all  algae  during  heavy  water  changes,  using  gluteraldehyde.
 It  is  now  almost  gone  in  my  tank,  some  area  still  have  it  but  it  is  not  spreading.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:43 am Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Jacob,  can  you  post  bigger  or  close  up  pictures  of  your  algae  to  help  us  identify  it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:17 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Brown  thing  on  hair  grass  looks  like  dead  leaves......
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:46 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Increase  your  CO2  levels  by  atleast  double.  How  are  you  diffusing  CO2  in  your  tank  ?  
 
 Keep  lights  on  for  6hrs  only.  Remove  as  much  algae  as  you  can  by  hand  regularly.  Spot  treat  the  algae  with  flourish  excel
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:24 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

                                                   
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Jacob  
 1.  What  is  the  duration  of  lights
 2.  Reduce  nutrients  levels  
 3.  introduce  algae  eaters  like  otocinclus  catfish
 4.  perform  large  water  changes                
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:38 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Yes  it  is  a  new  tank  ,  a  month  old,  not  yet  started  dozing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:40 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

                                                   
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Jacob  
 1.  What  is  the  duration  of  lights
 2.  Reduce  nutrients  levels  
 3.  introduce  algae  eaters  like  otocinclus  catfish
 4.  perform  large  water  changes                

 
 10  hours  lights,  no  dozing  yet  new  tank  1month  old,  already  have  GAE  and  SAE  2  each
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:38 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

                                                   
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Increase  your  CO2  levels  by  atleast  double.  How  are  you  diffusing  CO2  in  your  tank  ?  
 
 Keep  lights  on  for  6hrs  only.  Remove  as  much  algae  as  you  can  by  hand  regularly.  Spot  treat  the  algae  with  flourish  excel                

 
 Pressurezied  CO2  40bps  ,  increasing  this  to  60bps  ,  should  it  be  more?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:53 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:49 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 Increase  CO2  and  start  dosing  ferts  !!  Dont  deprive  your  plants  of  fertilizers  !!  Remove  as  much  of  the  algae  as  you  can  manually  and  spot  treat  the  rest  with  flourish  excel.  Reduce  light  period  to  6-7  hrs  and  ensure  good  flow  all  over  your  tank
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:21 am Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

 60  BPS  ???  Hope  its  not  a  fountain  on  CO2  inside  tank!!!  Usually  people  use  3-4  bps  at  max.  Algae  in  first  pic  needs  to  be  ruthlessly  torn  and  taken  out  every  time  you  notice.  For  algae  in  second  pic,  its  usually  due  to  low  or  fluctuating  CO2  supply   but  I  am  wondering  why  it  is  inspite  of  such  his  CO2  levels.  Since  its  a  new  tank,  I  suggest  you  to  do  50%  water  change  twice  a  week  for  next  month.  Spot  dosing  of  Flourish  Excel  or  25%  concentrate  Glut  (  max  2  ml  )will  help  you  to  get  rid  of  brown  algae.  I  have  done  and  it  and  got  rid  of  it.
 
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60  BPS  ???  Hope  its  not  a  fountain  on  CO2  inside  tank!!!  Usually  people  use  3-4  bps  at  max.  Algae  in  first  pic  needs  to  be  ruthlessly  torn  and  taken  out  every  time  you  notice.  For  algae  in  second  pic,  its  usually  due  to  low  or  fluctuating  CO2  supply   but  I  am  wondering  why  it  is  inspite  of  such  his  CO2  levels.  Since  its  a  new  tank,  I  suggest  you  to  do  50%  water  change  twice  a  week  for  next  month.  Spot  dosing  of  Flourish  Excel  or  25%  concentrate  Glut  (  max  2  ml  )will  help  you  to  get  rid  of  brown  algae.  I  have  done  and  it  and  got  rid  of  it.
 
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 Thanks  Sanjay,  it  is  60  BPM  (  minute)  so  1  BPS  .  i  have  some  shrimps  will  they  get  effected  with  Flourish  Excel?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:51 pm Post subject: Re: pls help identify algae and recommend cure Reply with quote

                                                   
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Jacob  
 1.  What  is  the  duration  of  lights
 2.  Reduce  nutrients  levels  
 3.  introduce  algae  eaters  like  otocinclus  catfish
 4.  perform  large  water  changes                

 
 10  hours  lights,  no  dozing  yet  new  tank  1month  old,  already  have  GAE  and  SAE  2  each                

 
 There  is  normally  a  brown  algae  attack  on  new  tanks  that  is  being  cycled.
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