Discussion in 'Algae' started by Florian Pellet, Apr 23, 2017.
Pretty self explanatory: What algae is this and how to get rid of it?
To me that looks like Staghorn Algae.
What causes Staghorn Algae?
High Ammonia/Ammonium levels
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
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.
Yeah, they will eat it.
Amano Shrimp Care
Then 10 Amanos are currently drip acclimating.
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!
I'll do that when they're in. One of them is gorgeous blue-silver with a brown line down it's back!
I can't wait to see it! J’ai hâte de le voir ! (hope this is right)
Sorry, shrimps are girls! J'ai hâte de la voir.
Here are some pictures. Sorry I just have my cellphone to take pictures...
That tank just looks great.
If you get a chance can we see a pic of the whole tank.
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.
That tank is really gonna look nice when the plants carpet the substrate!
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