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Old 03-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default What algae is this?

Some close up on my stubborn algae...


On my small plant.


On my moss.


Close-up on the algea.

ID of Algae and how to remove or reduce it...??
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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try here and here

i think due to too much/strong or long hours of lights
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:07 PM   #3
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May be u on the light to long
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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From the article, it look like Staghorn Algae... can anyone confirm?

I on the lights from 9am to 6pm. 24W for my 1.5ft, is it too strong?

Where selling Real SAE (Siamese Flying Fox) which will eat this kind of algae?


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Old 04-02-2007, 12:23 AM   #5
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i think SAE is gold in colouration... hmm,the florida flag fish is a nice specimen.. anyone knows where to get those? seen it in aquastar before.. along long time ago..
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:04 AM   #6
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24W is fine, I shoot 27W for my 1.5footer and it has not much problems whatsoever.

Anyway staghorn algae needs to be removed manually first and then you let your fauna pick up the rest. You can find SAE easily at C328 and NA but you might not be solving the root of the issue.

Reconsider your CO2 and fert regime. With 24W you need to ensure that your fert and CO2 and pick up, I dose ALOT of fert and inject quite a bit of CO2.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:37 AM   #7
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Hi the_r0ck, is fert refer as fertilizer? Will light off for a few days work?
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:56 AM   #8
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Yup, fert means fertilizer.
Light off won;t help to solve the problem, unless you do a Blackout.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:41 PM   #9
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Switching off the lights for a few days might weaken the algae but when the light comes back on, don't you think that the algae will bounce back?

You are solving the symptoms but not the root of the problem. Look at what you are currently doing and see the missing link. If you are not sure, start a new thread of what happened and list out your tank specifications and we will try to help.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:02 PM   #10
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I did try blackout for 4 days but did not work. Our bro is right, must fnd root cause to eliminate algae.

I will try to find the original SAE and try.
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