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Java moss infested with thread algea

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by b4tn, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. b4tn

    b4tn Junior Poster

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    It started in the Java moss but seems to be spreading to plants near by as well.. Here are my numbers

    PH - 7
    FE - .2
    NO3 - 10-15 (need a better test kit)
    PO4 - 1
    CO2 - 21

    Should I lower My iron dosing? I am using a mixture with plantex and iron chelate every other day.

    500 mL Water (Dose on Sun - Tues - Thurs)
    1 TBL MgSO4 (Magnesium Sulfate) = Mg + 0.03 ppm/mL or Mg + 0.6 ppm/20 mL Dose
    1 TBL Plantex CSM + B (Iron and Traces) = Fe + 0.0025 ppm/mL or Fe + 0.05 ppm/20 mL Dose
    1 TSP Iron Chelate (Fe only - Get it from Greg)
    1 TSP CaCO2 (Calcium Carbonate - again Get it from Greg)

    Any advice?
     
  2. b4tn

    b4tn Junior Poster

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    Re: Java moss infested with thread algea

    Also needed to add, I had a case of ich so I have had the temp at 87 for about a week now. Seems to have cleared up but I was going to leave it for one more week just in case. Not sure if it would matter or not.
     
  3. Cornhusker

    Cornhusker Guru Class Expert

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    Re: Java moss infested with thread algea

    :) i read in a plant book that java moss can be taken out of tank and rinsed.i've recently soaked mine in water with alum to get rid of mal.snails. no harm was done to moss. this may help with algae too.java moss is a very beautiful plant when healthy. regards,cornhusker :) :)
     
  4. fishface

    fishface Guest

    Re: Java moss infested with thread algea

    i had the same thing in my tank...figured it was cause it was hard to keep clear of mulm as well as other extra "nutrients". got tired of it and after a year finally decided to try pull it all out to just eliminate the problem that way since nothing else i tried worked.
     
  5. awrieger

    awrieger Junior Poster

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    Re: Java moss infested with thread algea

    I'd love to know the answer as well! My driftwood covered with Willow Moss is infested with it and it's now spreading to the hairgrass too. It grows with frightening speed. As fast as I can manually remove it, it's back again within two days.

    I've read of different cures like reducing Co2, reducing the photoperiod, reducing the iron etc, but which is the right one? I don't want to hinder the rest of the plant growth by reducing everything.

    The mulm buildup sounds like a good theory though. I might just try rinsing the moss/wood thoroughly clean under a tap.
     
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