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post #1 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Algae?

Okay I came home last and found that on my leafs of my jungle val is that algae and if Soo what do I need to do to get rid of it. It is on some of my other vals just nit as bad as that one leaf
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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yes, its probably algae of some sort.

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Whats the lighting schedule (how many hrs per day)?
what bulb are you using?
do you add plant fertilizers?
does the tank get light from a window too?
fish load (light or heavy stocking)?
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u basically have to pick it off to get rid of most of it ... :(

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yes, its probably algae of some sort.

Need more info before a remedy can be suggested.

Whats the lighting schedule (how many hrs per day)?
what bulb are you using?
do you add plant fertilizers?
does the tank get light from a window too?
fish load (light or heavy stocking)?
Lights are on about 10hrs a day doesn't get light from a window if it does very little
Lights are 2x 32watt GE t8 6500k
Fert. about once a week was done umm Sunday I believe
5 fish tank is still cycling
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post #5 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Hair algae. I suggest removing it. Algae is common in new planted tanks. I would do a water change too.
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Hair algae. I suggest removing it. Algae is common in new planted tanks. I would do a water change too.
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Removing by rubbing it off. Does it come off that way or is there another way? Thanks for the help!
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post #7 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 12:37 PM
Usually not with hair algae. Cut or pinch off that leaf and remove it from the tank.
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Usually not with hair algae. Cut or pinch off that leaf and remove it from the tank.
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Okay thanks but one more question. How do I keep it from coming back really don't want to keep cutting my plants till there is nothing left LoL. Is there way to keep it in check that am not doing?
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post #9 of 21 Old 04-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Is your tank still showing ammonia? The best way to keep algae at bay is to let you tank become established. If plants don't grow then algae will if nutrient and light is good. Your best option is to remove it manually ATM. Water changes are to remove nutrients until the plants settle in. I would expect diatoms to show up too.
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Is your tank still showing ammonia? The best way to keep algae at bay is to let you tank become established. If plants don't grow then algae will if nutrient and light is good. Your best option is to remove it manually ATM. Water changes are to remove nutrients until the plants settle in. I would expect diatoms to show up too.
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I am fixen to check the water paremeter here in a min and can tell you that answer but as far as diatoms showing up too what is that?
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