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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:04 am Post subject: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Does  anyone  have  any  expertise  in  removing  the  Cladophora  Algae?  It  has  taken  over  my  tank,  caused  a  matting  over  the  hairgrass  ,  every  time  i  remove  it  with  a  tooth  brush  it  is  back  again.  
 
 Has  anyone  faced  this  problem  earlier  and  managed  to  get  out  of  it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:48 am Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 I  had  this  algae  in  my  tank  long  back  and  tried  every  method  of  eliminating  it  but  failed.  The  horrible  part  is  that  this  algae  uses  the  same  benefit  like  the  plants  do  so  increasing  your  co2  or  fertilizer  or  light  will  make  it  even  worse.  Even  tried  the  blackout  method,  nothing  works.  I  finally  had  to  throw  out  all  the  plants,  clean  the  substrate  and  replant  everything.  
 
 Azoo  manufactures  a  removal  chemical  for  this  algae  only  but  it  will  kill  your  fishes,  shrimps  and  moss.  It  takes  down  this  algae  to  some  extent  but  not  completely.   
 
 This  was  my  tank  at  the  time  of  the  situation.  You  can  see  how  this  algae  used  to  pearl  with  all  the  nutrients,  lights  and  co2.
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:16 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 its  like  marriage......all  palnted  tank  once  in  life  time  face  this
 yes  you  can  remove  this  with  tooth  brush,  but  that  only  will  not  be  helpfull
 chnage  water  in  small  percentage  say  10-15%  after  every  alternate  day
 increase  level  of  co2....do  nt  put  any  fertilizer....
 and  make  your  alage  to  comete  with  your  plant.....
 it  will  take  month  time  but  it  is  possible  to  remove  them..
 remember  do  not  put  any  fertilizer.....
 wish  u  luck........
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:41 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Hungry  mollies  are  a  good  way  of  controlling  it,  no  other  way  worked  for  me.
 I  had  tried  black  out,  glut,  reduction  in  fertilizers  etc.
 Whatever  you  do,  do  not  dim  out  lights  or  lessen  fertilizer,  it  will  only  make  it  worse.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:02 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 check  this  out....http://www.aquascapingworld.com/algaepedia/full_view_algae.php?item_id=83&algae=Cladophora%20sp.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:38 am Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Thanks  Ruchit,  Sharki,  Sandeep  and  Aqua
 
 I  googled   lot  and  the  response  is  not  encouraging.  Trying  Manual  removal.  i  have  not  read  anyone  who  has  had  success  with  it.
 
 https://plus.google.com/photos/109450577082132858163/albums/5697216941004455121?banner=pwa
 
 Here  was  what  my  tank  looked  it,  I  rather  not  show  you  any  pics  now
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:25 am Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 I  see  a  marimo  ball  in  your  tank.  May  be  that  must  be  the  cause  of  your  algae  situation  as  marimo  balls  itself  belong  to  the  family  of  Cladophora.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:42 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Did  you  try  mollies?  it  is  a  easy  &  cheap  option.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:53 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Sure  will  try  mollies  any  red  ,  black  or  any  will  do?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:15 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 @jacobw
 
 If  this  helps...
 
 Cladophora  is  a  branching,  green  filamentous  alga,  that  forms  a  moss  like  structure.  This  algae  doesn't  appear  to  be  slimy.  Threads  are  very  strong  and  very  thin.  It  grows  on  rocks  and  submersed  wood  exposed  to  direct  light,  in  very  bad  cases  will  grow  on  plants  also.  Usually  it  tend  to  stay  on  one  spot,  which  makes  it  easy  to  remove.  Comb  it  and  dose  more  CO2  and  improve  water  circulation  for  better  nutrient  transport.  In  a  case  where  Cladophora  takes  over  the  grassy  plants,  mow  the  plants  like  the  lawn.  No  algae  eater  is  known  to  eat  this  kind  of  algae.
 
 http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.in/2007/06/cladophora-algae.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:54 am Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

                                                   
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Sure  will  try  mollies  any  red  ,  black  or  any  will  do?                

 
 Any  molly  should  do,  just  keep  them  hungry.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 Personally  I  doubt  whether  Mollies  would  eat  it  but  i  am  desperate!  Of  all  that  I  have  read  there  seems  to  be  no  cure  except  permanent  removal.
 
 WIll  introduce  mollies  and  keep  you  updated.
 
 Cleaning  manually  every  day  for  now.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:32 pm Post subject: Re: Cladophora Algae Help Reply with quote

 For  Clado  what  worked  for  me  is  spot  dose  Excel  with  filters  off  in  the  morning  for  15  mins.  Then  end  of  the  day  before  lights  off  spot  dose  H2O2  with  filters  off  for  15  mins.  Do  this  for  a  week  then  2  days  break/normal  running  to  allow  plants  to  recover  and  then  3  days  blackout
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