What Algae Is This And How To Get Rid Of It?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Florian Pellet, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Hey all,
    Pretty self explanatory: What algae is this and how to get rid of it?

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  2. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    To me that looks like Staghorn Algae.

    What causes Staghorn Algae?
    • High Ammonia/Ammonium levels
    • Low CO2
    How to kill Staghorn Algae?
    • Use CO2 Booster, Excel, Metricide, etc. Be careful of plants and/or fish that are sensitive to Glut.
    • Run lighting only 6 hours till problem is eliminated
    • 50% water change weekly
    • Use Hydrogen Peroxide in a syringe (3ml per gallon) and spot treat the algae. Turn off all sources of water flow like filters, powerheads, etc.. to treat with H2O2.
    • Increase water flow. Staghorn algae likes still water
    • A Siamese Algae Eater will eat this stuff
     




  3. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks. I just looked and my CO2 bottle is empty. It wasn't a week ago so I'm not sure that's the cause but I'll have to have it filled ASAP.

    Would Amano shrimps also eat this algae? Because they're on my stocking plan (thoughnot yet in the tank) and SAE aren't.
     




  4. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember





  5. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Then 10 Amanos are currently drip acclimating.
     
  6. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    Excellent! You know pictures are a requirement on this forum!

    Note: I'm joking about pictures being a requirement, but I do love shrimp tank pictures!
     
  7. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    I'll do that when they're in. One of them is gorgeous blue-silver with a brown line down it's back!
     
  8. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    I can't wait to see it! J’ai hâte de le voir ! (hope this is right)
     
  9. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry, shrimps are girls! J'ai hâte de la voir.
     
  10. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    Here are some pictures. Sorry I just have my cellphone to take pictures...

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  11. James17Well Known MemberMember

    That tank just looks great.
     
  12. James17Well Known MemberMember

    If you get a chance can we see a pic of the whole tank.
     
  13. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    I'll do that in a couple days. Right now the tank is fully dark at night for 14-16 hours (for root growth) and during the day I always have bad glare / reflections when I try to take a picture of the whole tank.
     
  14. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    That tank is really gonna look nice when the plants carpet the substrate!
     
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