algea
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Beginner Planted Aquarium » algea

algea

This is a discussion on algea within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> i'm having a bit of an algae outbreak in my tank. It's a planted tank with 2.6 wpg and diy co2. The algea's not ...

Reply
Old 04-09-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
 
squiggles1's Avatar
 
algea

i'm having a bit of an algae outbreak in my tank. It's a planted tank with 2.6 wpg and diy co2. The algea's not really bad but it's a bit annoying. I think it's fuzz algea, it's green and a little like hair but I don't think it's hair algea. It grows everywhere, on the plants, glass, driftwood, etc. We've managed to keep it at bay but I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions. We've got a phosphate test and that's not out of control. My husband added some NPK fertilizer a while ago and the algea didn't seem really affected for good or bad. All our plants seem to be doing well besides having a bit of algea on them. I read that high iron could cause it (we have well water) but I don't have a test for iron. We have 2 ottos (babies) 2 bronze cories (babies), 1 siamese algea eater, and a snail of some kind (besides the snails that come with the live plants). The tank is 30g, do I need a bigger cleaner crew? I also read that mollies are a big help with this algea, anyone know? They would go fine with the other inhabitants if they would help.
squiggles1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
 
The following links may be of some help:
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=895
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=28022

After reviewing this information please post again with any questions.

TR
jones57742 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
 
squiggles1's Avatar
 
thanks, i think i'll try feeding a little less and maybe getting a molly. hopefully once my plants are more established they will win the war on algea for me. Some of my plants were aquired about 2 weeks ago.I think it would be tricky to do much vacuuming do to the amount of plants and all the roots that entails. http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5521 that's my tank, the front isn't so bad but the back would be hazardous.
squiggles1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Algea help - what algea cleaners do you use saulat Beginner Planted Aquarium 20 06-08-2013 01:08 AM
Red Algea? benny503 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 07-18-2008 06:46 AM
when to add algea seba Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 6 03-04-2008 07:50 PM
red algea trreherd Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 06-05-2007 10:59 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.