nutrient deficiencies in algae - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-07-2014, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
nutrient deficiencies in algae

how do you tell nutrient deficiencies in algae ?

i'm familiar with freshwater, and many nutrient deficiences include paying attention to the veins in the leaves of plants, ... but algae as a non-vascular plant doesn't have veins.

what resources are there to help identify nutrient deficiences in algae

i don't think there's enough to tell in micro-algae, but macro-algae i'm hoping would provide enough to help identify more.

am searching for answers, but also very open to any input available, ... as this is a search i've never tried before i don't know where to begin, i can only imagine everything is going to point me to freshwater vascular plants :(

really am looking for help identifying nutrient deficiencies in non-vascular plants & algae
Flear is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2014, 12:42 PM
corina savin's Avatar
I can only think of one, and its not a nutrient....Light.
Where is light, there is algae. More or less.
If still not algae....then you have something toxic.
corina savin is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-24-2016, 12:00 AM
Yes old topic, but this may help:

In aquariums, a main limiting nutrients is Iron. When iron is low, growth is low, and color turns to yellow.

Algae consumes a lot of iron.
SantaMonica is offline  

reefing madness

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nutrient Deficiencies Flear Advanced Freshwater Discussion 9 04-22-2014 09:50 AM
Nutrient deficiency? Also suspected diatoms. eug Beginner Planted Aquarium 9 06-05-2012 12:20 PM
Nutrient Deficiency Geomancer Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 05-13-2012 07:12 PM
moss ball nutrient use KendraMc Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 10-22-2011 03:45 PM
who here thinks high nutrient levels CAUSE algae? baron von bubba Beginner Planted Aquarium 21 10-16-2009 08:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome