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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:24 am Post subject: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair algae? Reply with quote

 Last  few  days  looks  like  there  has  been  an  outburst  of  hair  algae  in  my  shrimp  tank.  Both  black  and  green  hair  algae.
 
 What  should  i  do?  
 
 Will  ADA  Phyton-git  help?  if  yes  what  dose?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:59 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 You  could  take  out  all  you  fish  and  shrimp  and  add  20ml  per  10  us  gallon  of  3%  hydrogen  peroxide.
 Remove  any  filteration  equipment  you  may  have.
 
 Leave  it  in  for  10  to  20  minutes  and  do  two  50%  water  changes  back  to  back.
 
 In  a  day  the  color  of  bba  will  tun  from  black  to  reddish  brown.  The  second  day,  it  will  turn  white  and  start  withering  away.
 
 
 ENSURE  that  you  do  not  have  any  shrimp/small  fish  in  the  tank  when  treating  with  H2O2.  It  will  definitely  kill  all  your  shrimp  and  small  fishes  like  tetra.  Your  plants  like  vals/crypts  (any  soft  feaved  plants)  will  also  suffer  so  does  your  nitrifying  bacteria  in  your  filter.
 
 H2O2  definitely  will  work  but  you  are  playing  with  fire  and  stress  your  fish  if  not  done  correctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:21 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 You  can  also  remove  as  much  hair  algae  as  you  can  by  pulling  it  out  using  forceps.  and  once  you  have  enough  out  ...  introduce  yamatos  ...  they  should  take  care  of  the  rest  ...  
 
 do  a  lot  of  WCs  and  reduce  light  by  60%  for  3  days  ...  perhaps  increase  dosage  of  CO2  ...
 
 This  should  bring  it  down  a  lot!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:39 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 Thanks  akumar  and  Darius.  
 
 
 Its  impossible  to  take  out  shrimps  and  fishes  from  my  aquarium  as  its  heavily  planted  and  lot  of  woods  Sad  
 So  went  with  the  ADA  way..  Want  to  share  this  so  that  people  can  use  if  they  are  not  able  to  move  their  fishes.
 
 First  removed  60%  water..  brushed  and  trimmed  hair  algae  as  much  possible.
 Then  filled  water.  Its  a  120L  tank..  gave  120drops  of  Phyton-git  and  switched  off  light  for  3  days.  Total  dark..  only  used  to  light  the  room  light(not  aquarium)  during  feeding  the  fishes.  3rd  day  did  a  60%  water  change.  The  water  has  turned  slightly  dark  yellowish  brown  mix.  probably  dead  algaes.  I  don't  see  a  100%  algae  killed..  but  a  reasonable  decrease  in  the  amount.  During  change  i  have  removed  some  more  algaes  manually..  lets  see..
 
 @Darius:  yamatos  will  be  great  addition.  Still  searching  in  my  nearby  LFS.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:54 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 1st  find  the  source  cause  of  it  and  treat  them
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:55 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 http://bubblesaquarium.com/images/home%20mid_photo/Article%20on%20Algae/freshwater_algae.htm
 
 this  will  help  you  much  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:36 pm Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

                                                   
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http://bubblesaquarium.com/images/home%20mid_photo/Article%20on%20Algae/freshwater_algae.htm
 
 this  will  help  you  much  Smile                

 Very  informative  link..  Thanks!  Bookmarked  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:49 pm Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

                                                   
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yajur  wrote  (View  Post):                
http://bubblesaquarium.com/images/home%20mid_photo/Article%20on%20Algae/freshwater_algae.htm
 
 this  will  help  you  much  Smile                

 Very  informative  link..  Thanks!  Bookmarked  Smile                

 
 u  welcome  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:09 pm Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 @cyclopse99,
                                       If  you  cant  find  yamatos,  try  with  siamese  algae  eater  or  smaller  variety  of  black  mollies  and  reduce  the  lighting  period  (  or  switch  off  for  3  days).
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:41 pm Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 I  am  also  having  the  same  issue,  What  I  am  doing  is,  trimmed  the  most  effected  plants  and  introduced  some  mollies  ,  I  can  see  the  moment  I  introduced  the  mollies  ,  they  started  eating  the  hair  algae.  planing  to  switch  off  light  for  next  3  days  .  Its  now  on  room  light  only.  Let  see  what  result  will  get  .  
 
 I  will  follow  this  thread  for  any  suggestions  too  .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:49 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

                                                   
yajur  wrote  (View  Post):                
http://bubblesaquarium.com/images/home%20mid_photo/Article%20on%20Algae/freshwater_algae.htm
 
 this  will  help  you  much  Smile                

 
 thanks  yajur
 thats  a  very  useful  link
 bookmarked  it  immediately
 thanks  a  lot  again
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:52 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 mollies  become  effective  only  if  you  dont  feed  them
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:58 am Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

                                                   
Satyanarayan  wrote  (View  Post):                
 What  I  am  doing  is,  trimmed  the  most  effected  plants  and  introduced  some  mollies  ,  I  can  see  the  moment  I  introduced  the  mollies  ,  they  started  eating  the  hair  algae                

 
 this  is  the  best  way  to  deal  with  algae  removing  the  heavely  infested  parts(if  its  possible)  and  introducing  some  algae  eating  fish.  you'll  also  need  to  investigate  as  to  what  actually  went  wrong  that  lead  to  this  infestation  and  correct  it.  increasing  Co2  or  addition  of  florishexcel/  glut  along  with  increased  circulation  of  water  will  also  be  helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:50 pm Post subject: Re: Urgent Help Needed | How to remove green/black hair alga Reply with quote

 hi
 i  am  also  facing  same  problem  ,i  introduced  4  nos  of  siamese  .let  me  wait  &  see  the  result
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