algea id?

ixxe

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I recently got problem with this algea. It forms small "balls" in the lower plant parts and covers the top like a blanket, allmoust like cyano but not as thick. Its pretty easy to remove but after a day or so its back.

Any ideas what this is
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Tom Barr

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Re: algea id?

Rhizoclonium, a soft green alga most likely.

Amano shrimps are very good at eating it, generally poor CO2, nutrients etc.
Fairly easy to remove once you correct things and tend the tank better/more.
Manual removal is not too laborious.


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ixxe

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Re: algea id?

Its very easy to remove by hand, my nutrien levels are high, ill just try to crank up the co2 a bit then actually i allready did yesterday :)
Something tells me if i cant find any couse then its the co2 level ...

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Re: algea id?

That is typically the case 95% of the time.
You know if you add the other nutrients, the only thing folks guess at often is CO2.

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Tom Barr