|HMlairy ||01-22-2011 01:44 PM |
Stringy stuff floating in Aquarium and on ornaments...
My aquarium has fluffy, almost hair like stuff floating around it and some is stuck to the synthetic plant decoration (definitely not poo by the way). There isn't much of it right now but i'm worried it might be a kind of algae. I recently put in an undergravel filter in.
Should i be worried about this stuff?
|shadetreeme ||01-22-2011 02:59 PM |
Sound like hair or beard algae.... I just googled it because I am having the same issues. It seems the that altering your light schedule is one of the best ways to treat it. If I figure it out .... I will let you know :-)
|HMlairy ||01-23-2011 07:34 AM |
Hmmm, so closing the curtains for half the day then? :)
|NeonRainbow123 ||01-23-2011 07:51 AM |
Yes thats what i'd do. or if the tank is in direct sunlight try to move it out of it. Also, you could not have the light on for as long during the day - a timer would help with this.
|HMlairy ||01-23-2011 08:17 AM |
They are never in direct sunlight, i live in Britain see...
But yeah I'll try closing the blinds, it's not alot of algae right now so i will see what it's like when it's bigger :)
|NeonRainbow123 ||01-23-2011 08:22 AM |
Good Luck! :-D8-)
|Aqua Jon ||01-24-2011 03:41 AM |
If you don't have any live plants definitely go the dark route. It gets a little tricky if you do though and I wouldn't go dark with plants (tried that...). Hopefully the algae isn't that bad.
|SweetPoison ||01-24-2011 05:39 AM |
Can you try up your housekeeping a little bit? More frequent wc might help too.
|HMlairy ||01-24-2011 11:18 AM |
Can i have the room's lights on if i want to go dark, in otherwords, will the algae still grow with just made made lighting on the ceiling?
|shadetreeme ||01-24-2011 01:50 PM |
When most people go dark...they completely cover the tank to make sure it works.
Good luck and.... let us know
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