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What the heck is this algae?

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by jerime, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. jerime

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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    Are you using yeast generated CO2? I saw something similar in an aquarium when I experimented with bubbling air through the yeast reactor. Some of the yeast (presumably) made it’s way into the aquarium and grew into a pale blond filamentous slime. My scaleless fish became very agitated, flashing on the rocks and wood. Bad stuff.
     
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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    Looks like really bad thread algae covered in diatoms. Is the tank newly setup?
     
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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    It must be rare, I've never seen it! Ship me a sample so I can play with it!
     
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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    I had it when I first setup my tank. Went away when I manually removed what I could everyday, balanced nutrients, and the tank setteled in. (2 weeks)
     
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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    Aquarium 370 L, 3 MH of 150 w each, 2 mths old.
    This is no thread as it dossolves when touched.
    CO2 preasurized.
    Never seen it myself.

    srozell, thanks for the offer. will it stand the mail ?
     
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    Re: What the heck is this algae?

    I had this also when my tank was new (less than 2 months). It was brownish and almost like a tumbleweed appearence,easily removed by twirling a toothbrush or filter brush . I manually removed daily, upped my co2 and it disappeared within 10 days never to be seen again.


    riverrat
     
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