Weird Greenish/brown Algae And Bubbles

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haleymendez94

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My parameters are fine 0 nitrites 0 ammonia and >10 nitrates. I do have a light on 8-10hrs for the live plants. Some plant leaves are dying off, and I pick them out every so often. The algea and bubbles are on about anything. (Plants and rock mostly)


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Idk, I researched that a little bit and I'm not positive that's what it is.

Anyone out there??
 
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I also agree that it is cyanobacteria (also referred to as blue green algae) I believe that cyanobacteria has a distinctive/ icky smell- might be a way to make a definite ID- if it doesn't stink, then it may not be cyanobacteria.
 

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Okay, is cyano harmful? What can I do to rid of it?

I just finally recieved my co2 kit and have it at about 20 bpm. Before, I was dosing with seachem liquid co2 u til it arrived, but then I had this huge bloom take over my tank. This stuff is pretty thick!

I was also dosing algea eliminator to help cease the growth, but it didnt do anything at all.
 

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Cyanobacteria is not algae- it's bacteria. I've not had to deal with this, but I believe that it will eventually start to kill your fish if allowed to reach high enough concentrations. There are several resources online that explain how to get rid it, again I haven't had to deal with this though, so I can't really say what works.
 

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Cyanobacteria is not algae- it's bacteria. I've not had to deal with this, but I believe that it will eventually start to kill your fish if allowed to reach high enough concentrations. There are several resources online that explain how to get rid it, again I haven't had to deal with this though, so I can't really say what works.
Well, I've had my nose stuck in research all day of how to get rid of this stuff.

I started by putting in an aerator since cyano doesn't like movement and the added oxygen supposedly helps?

I also am turning the co2 off for a few days as well as limiting my finnex fugeray planted plus light to only 6-7 hrs instead of 10 hrs.

I'm holding off on adding Seachem Flourish Trace and Seachem Flourish Potassium.

Hopefully this will deprive the cyano from any favorable conditions.
 

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Good luck - Hope it's all gone soon!! sounds like nasty stuff, from what I've read.
 
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