Algae issue.. Plz help!!

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Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby cichlids » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:00 am

Hi members,
After a long time, started a planted tank few weeks back. But currently facing this algae issue.
tank size : 18*12*12
lighting : 36w pll 6hrs daily
dosing : diy dosing weekly once

Request the experts to help to id the algae and how to resolve it.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:47 am

Best way is to pluck this algae with a toothbrush.
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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby kvdelhi » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:20 am

After removing with toothbrush, start really powerful filter to move the water faster. Also, reduce light hours for 1-2 weeks till Algae is controlled.

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby cichlids » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:00 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Best way is to pluck this algae with a toothbrush.

Thanks Rajiv. What do we call this algae?

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby cichlids » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:01 pm

kvdelhi wrote:After removing with toothbrush, start really powerful filter to move the water faster. Also, reduce light hours for 1-2 weeks till Algae is controlled.

Thanks kvdelhi.

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:16 am

There are excess trace nutrients in the tank which is causing a toxicity in the Glosso. Stop dosing traces and perform a dozen or more massive water changes.

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:57 am

Best way is to increase flow, increase water changes and dose more phosphates. In my case, addition of ghost shrimps also helped. Hope it works for you as well.

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby cichlids » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:09 am

Thanks Karthik,Solcielo lawrencia for your reply.
As of now, I've stripped this tank and planning for a slightly bigger one.. may be a 36x18x18 tank.

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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby aawnaik » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:06 am

The Lava Rocks with Fissiden Moss in my tank are full of Algae. The Tanks has shrimps as well. What is the solution? I am thinking of removing the rocks and dip in Hydrogen Peroxide Solution. Will that kill the moss?
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Re: Algae issue.. Plz help!!

Unread postby devchitra » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:52 am

Pluck the algae with help of tooth brush. Apply Hydrogen Paraoxide on spots.