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Algae Identification

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by FishFood, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. FishFood

    FishFood New Member

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    We are pretty new to the hint and just set up a tank a month or two ago and have an algae problem. We are trying to identify what type of algae that it is and what can be done about it. The algae is green kind of like dust and settles on all surfaces including plants. I think it’s blocking the light for some of the plants, which is hurting them. The water is also greenish color. I think this is brown diatom algae and a bloom of phytoplankton, but not sure. How do I fix it? Reduce light and frets? Completely remove lights and frets for some time? Use a UV filter to kill algae and plankton? Get more snails and shrimp?

    Also, I’ve noticed that my PH goes up at night from 7 to 7.4-7.6.. have no idea why.. very confused on that part. Have been searching online for a while. And Monte Carlo doesn’t want to grow for some reason.

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    FishFood New Member

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    Here’s some parameters of our tank, what we have in it and how to take care of it:
    25 gal tank pretty flat
    Planted with good amount of plants
    Tetra whisperer 40i - filters up to 170gal per hour - standard activated charcoal filter
    Another empty filter for water current
    Electronic CO2 defuser with bubbler (1-2 bubbles per second)
    Twinstar light 600c light
    LED Source : WhitE
    Color Temperature : 7000K
    Lumens : 2300lm

    2 albino Cory catfish
    2 guppies
    2 Amano shrimp
    2 crystal shrimp
    1 octocinclus catfish

    Routine so far:
    5 pumps of iron (ada nature aquarium) per day (morning)
    4-5ml of potassium per day (morning)
    8 hours of lights on
    CO2 on day and night

    Water conditions:
    PH - 7
    DKH - 4-5
    DGH - 4-5
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrates - 30-40
    Ammonia - <.02
    Temp 78°
     
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    FishFood New Member

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    Sorry if this has already been discussed in the past. If you have a link to more info or another thread that would be helpful.
     
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