cyanobacteria...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Gooser, Dec 4, 2003.

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  1. Gooser

    Gooser Plankton

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    How long does this stage usually take? And what is the best way to control it? Are there any dangerous side effects from it?
     
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  3. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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  4. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    its a tough alge to get through theres chemicals but i dont think its the best way. i had it a couple of months and i found adding circulation, more frequent water changes, and adding a skimmer helped a lot to get rid of it.
     
  5. Scuba

    Scuba Fire Shrimp

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    Good link, I have just started to get some in my tank.
     
  6. Gooser

    Gooser Plankton

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    I tried some chemicals... I basically eliminated all of it within a couple of days... But after a couple of weeks I've seen small traces re-appearing... This stuff is tenacious!
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be the problem with the Chemical method. If you haven't eliminated the cause it will always return.
    Try the things Karlas wrote about and maybe reduce feeding and photo-period

    J
     
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  9. eweldon

    eweldon Plankton

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    Having just dealth with a flare up after changing my lights on a mature tank.....and 25 scarlet leg hermits. They will have you tank clean inside a week and keep it that way.

    My $0.02
    E