what kind of algea?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by cbs3315, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Maybe a month or two. Algaes/cynobacteria is stubbon stuff, especially in newer systems.
     
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  3. cbs3315

    cbs3315 Ritteri Anemone

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    thanks for the info.
     
  4. yvr

    yvr Skunk Shrimp

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    You can try and siphon out what you can to remove the algae in the short term. Algae problems are usually caused by aquarium water with excess nutrients like phosphate, nitrates etc. In the long term you may have to examine how you care for your tank. There are some commercial dry foods also contain excess nutrients and other undesirable things like nitrates, phosphates etc so I strain/rinse my fresh/frozen foods before feeding my tank. You may want to consider feeding your fish less often. Also using RO/DI water and a high quality salt with little if any NO3, phosphates etc like Tropic Marin will really help too. Adding a phosphate remover, protein skimmer and increasing flow in your tank plus controling your photo period help should all help too.