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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:50 pm Post subject: algae problem Reply with quote

 how  to  remove  this  algae  help  please
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:21 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Hi  Nithin,
 
 You  also  need  to  find  a  solution  for  the  algae  not  to  appear  in  the  plants  again.  First  to  remove  the  algae,  some  need  more  information  of  your  setup.  Without  that  nobody  could  suggest  a  better  way  to  remove  the  algae.
 
 >  You  need  to  provide  your  tank  specs  in  detail  for  the  people  to  help  you  in  removing  the  algae.
 
 >  Tank  dimension
 >  Lighting  used  in  the  tank  (Wattage,  lighting  period  etc)
 >  Substrate  used  in  the  tank
 >  How  old  is  this  planted  tank  setup
 >  Water  change  and  schedule
 >  Dosing  is  any  (DIY  or  Branded  etc)
 >  Co2  -  Pressuirzed  or  DIY.  What  bps  etc
 
 Provide  all  these  details  and  you  will  get  a  good  solution  to  remove  the  algae  from  your  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:18 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 I  MAKE  A  NEW  PLANT  TANK  SETUP  BEFORE  15  DAYS   
 
 MY  TANK  SIZE  IS  18"X12"X18
 LIGHTNING  USE  36W  PLL
 IN  SUBSTRATE  I  USE  ,COCOPEAT,SOLDERITE,LATERITE,GONDEN  SAND
 EVERY  WEEK  CHANGE  ITS  WATER
 I  USE  glutaraldehyde  25%  1ML  IN  TWO  DAYS
 I  USE  DIY  CO2  MADE  FROM  YEAST  SUGAR
 
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:33 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Nitin,
 Your  tank  is  still  new,  and  you  have  very  little  plants  in  that  tank..
 How  many  hours  do  you  light  up  the  tank..?
 looks  like  you  have  a  top  filter..  what  are  the  filter  media  in  it..?
 I  think  the  tank  still  needs  some  time  to  get  the  nitrogen  cycle  going..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:45 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

                                                   
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Nitin,
 Your  tank  is  still  new,  and  you  have  very  little  plants  in  that  tank..
 How  many  hours  do  you  light  up  the  tank..?
 looks  like  you  have  a  top  filter..  what  are  the  filter  media  in  it..?
 I  think  the  tank  still  needs  some  time  to  get  the  nitrogen  cycle  going..                

 
 
 
 I  AM  GIVING  LIGHTING  6  HOURS  IN  A  DAY
 EARLIER  I  was  using  active  carbon  bcz  it  was  inbuilt  in  the  cotton  filter  of  the  top  filter..  but  one  of  my  friend  suggested  to  remove  it...  so  now  just  a  normal  top  filter.
 
 Also,  pls  suggested  any  DIY  filter,  which  i  can  use  in  my  tank
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:27 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Nitin,
 First  let  the  tank  complete  the  nitrogen  cycle  well..  it  might  take  a  month  at  least.
 Top  filter  is  OK,  but  remove  the  filter  wool  and  add  some  sponge  type  of  filter  pads,  ceramic  rings  or  use  aquaclay.
 Or  else  there  are  many  DIY  filters  done  by  IAH  members..  just  search  in  the  DIY  section.
 Lighting  is  also  OK  for  starters..  gradually  increase  to  8-10  hrs  over  a  span  of  couple  of  months..
 Add  more  plants  as  much  as  possible..
 Add  a  pair  or  two  of  black  mollies  or  any  other  algae  eaters..
 Manually  remove  the  Algae  which  is  there  right  now,  using  a  new  tooth  brush..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:33 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 +1  Nidhi  ...also  add  more  plants.........
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:11 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Hi.  Nitin,
 
 I  am  new  in  this  hobby  but  reading  lots  of  on  net  i  will  suggest  u  to  add  some  algae  eaters  in  your  tank.  like  ott"s  catfish,  amano  shrimp,  black  mollies  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:05 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Hi  Nidhi,  
 I  am  after  you  like  a  Hutch  Dog.   Wherever  you  go.
 How  are  you.   Thanks  for  the  tips.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:39 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

                                                   
radjanair  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hi  Nidhi,  
 I  am  after  you  like  a  Hutch  Dog.   Wherever  you  go.
 How  are  you.   Thanks  for  the  tips.                

 Doing  fine,  Janardhanam  sir..  Thumb Up  
 I  am  no  expert,  just  sharing  what  I  learned  from  IAH..  Its  like  I  am  still  in  High  school  of  this  hobby..  Chuckle
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:16 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 Nice  hardscape.  Where  did  you  get  the  brown  and  white  stone  from?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:03 pm Post subject: Re: algae problem Reply with quote

 thanks  for  giving  suggestion  to  me
 
 algae  automatically  remove  from  the  tank
 
 i  also  add  10  endlers  fish  baby
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