Help me get rid of calothrix!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by SwimsWithFish, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Get some Chempure Elite or a GFO mixture.
     
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  3. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    I'll see if my lfs has gfo. That stuffs expensive! If not I'll eft some chemi pure.
     
  4. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    By the way, thanks Cheryl.:) I'm going to hold off on the blackout until next week though. I'll be adding a fish to my tank tomorow so i probably don't want to shock it with a blackout. Plus I want to give my skimmer some more time to do its duty. It's already lowered my nitrates by 7ppm in a week!
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a plan man. I know algae is painful to look at but it happens. :)
     
  6. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Haha all part of the expirience!
     
  7. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    Sounds like this is probably resolved then lol
     
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  9. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Puurty much! I'll see how it does after the blackout. With my nitrates on the decline, it should somewhat take care of itself.
     
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    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Before:[​IMG]

    After:[​IMG]

    Most of the brown cyano is gone and has been replaced with a bit of red slime. All of the brown algae is off the sand, overall much better:)
     
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    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    The sand bed...

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    And here's the red slime coming in:[​IMG]
     
  12. sticksmith23

    sticksmith23 Giant Squid

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    So you did go with the black out?