I've got a spider web in my fish tank! And it's green O.O
Haha, I think it's pretty cool... for now, cycling my tank atm. Recently bought T5 lights on ebay and came with reef bulbs, so that's 99% of the temporary cause of this wicked algae. Actinic and 12k, in freshwater, with some sunlight through closed blinds, and fertilizer for plants. Can't get a good pic of it today but maybe tomorrow. I assume it's "green water (floating algae)." which the primer does say is caused by wrong light spectrum. I'll try to get a pic where it can be seen well, with my camera phone. Looks just like a huge detailed thick spider web, I thought a Wisteria was uprooted. It's about 8" by 12"!
So I should probably include a question in the post: I plan to stop using fertilizer for the next few weeks. Do you think the algae will clear up once I get the right bulbs? I plan to need 1 BN pleco to help counter the diffused sunlight through closed blinds.
EDIT: this is probably going to take months to clear out isnt it? >(
Can I still plan to add fish when the cycle is done?
Edit 2: I have Wisteria thriving and everything else dying, I assume because regular gravel no eco-stuff. Should I stop using lights(until I can get right bulbs) and hope wisteria does ok? I already plan everything else will wither away and I'll just get more/new Wisteria.
Last edited by deonild; 08-05-2009 at 03:17 AM.
30 Gal Long: 1 Opaline Gourami, 1 Female Cambodian Crowntail Betta, 10 Red Eye Tetra, a few Pond Snails.