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diatom algae

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by marielou20, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. marielou20

    marielou20 Junior Poster

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    I have a problem of algae in my tank , i heard it would be diatoms (not sure of the spelling) it look like brown algae that goes on my leaves of my plants and everywhere else in my tank , I can take it off easily ....

    could someone tell me what would be the best treatment for that, I tried Protalon and erythromycin, but nothing seems to work.

    right now, I'm trying to treat with HADASNAIL to get rid of them....

    I need some advices please....:(
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Yes they are diatoms...........

    Here is a link to common algae and treatments.........

    Aquarium Algae ID (updated)

    These are usually present in newly setup tanks, or where the bacterial bed has been disturbed, say a substrate replacement.

    Is your tank still cycling?

    Please also provide some details around filtration, lighting, substrate, etc.

    Are you using c02 at all? do you want to?

    I know you have a 220.

    Here also is a link that speaks to using dry fertilizers as Vaughn mentioned in your other post. Method is called EI..

    http://www.barrreport.com/co2-aquatic-plant-fertilization/3205-fertilizer-routines-one.html

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. dinesh

    dinesh Junior Poster

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    Hi,
    Gerryd thanks for the link i also had same problem.

    Regards,
    Dinesh
     
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