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  1. Weird purple algae/cyanobacteria/something - Help!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I've had my little 3 gallon betta tank running really well since December. 1 betta, 2 nerite snails, and a marimo. Did 1/4 water changes about 1 time a week and 1 time a month did a bottom suction (which was about a 1/3 to 1/2 water change depending). Tank basically ran itself. I moved to...
  2. Collecting wild algae?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    Yesterday I was at my local creek, and I always grab some anarchis and other plants for my pond and sometimes aquarium, but yesterday I saw various types of algae, like there was some thick algae grass looking thing, some large clumps of green looking fibres and some areas that were large green...
  3. Hair algae problem

    Beginner Saltwater Aquariums
    Hi guys! I've had a 55 gal. tank running for approximately 3 months, and I've got a hair algae problem. Besides doing water changes, anything else I can do? I just introduced some snails. Thanks so much! Here's what I've got: 55 gallons, 260 watts compact flourescent (the Coralife Lunar), 2...
  4. Fish dying

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all. I have a 12 gallon tank I started in late April. I currently have a cory cat, horsefaced loach and a little guppy. I've had pH problems but thought it was under control. I've had three fish die and the others seem like they're headed that way. It's also weird that I have NO algae...