Thread: Algae out of control
08-25-2014, 08:58 PM #21
It looks like those are tiny moss balls you have spread across the DW.
They look very nice :)When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong
08-25-2014, 09:10 PM #22
Spread? Moss ball!??! Oi! That took a lot of hard work to get it to appear like magic. :grin:
Seriously, the stuff just appeared one day and when I figured out what it was I just kept it in most places. Occasionally I do see a tiny ramshorn snail wearing a tuft of it.
08-25-2014, 09:32 PM #23
08-25-2014, 09:43 PM #24
I'd go for some of that kind of algae in a heartbeat. Very pretty.
The only time I had green algae was when I was fishless cycling my 90. A beautiful line of vivid green hair algae grow on the top of the driftwood. I loved it. It waved in the current and looked so natural. Then, when the tank was cycled and I added fish, it got eaten and has never been back... only the crappy brown stuff.
Sure glad you asked about your algae MoJo. I'm going to mess around with some other ferts and see if I can't counter act it's growth and cut back on the metricide a bit.
It's all about evolving, itsn't it? Trial and error with some basic info spearheading the experiment.
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, rainbows, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492
08-26-2014, 01:14 AM #25
And thank you all for the comments and advice, I just scrubbed down the entire tank and discovered I had a ridiculous about of BGA also. I changed up the light schedule, started a treatment of chemi-clean for the BGA which worked when I had it the last time.
So in two days I'll begin the dosing with metricide after I do a water change but the tank already looks much cleaner.
Here's a full shot of the tank, hope you're all having a great night!
Excuse the phone quality.
08-26-2014, 01:16 AM #26
Wow! Looks great. I love those fish. :)Cichlid Tank Journal - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=118187
Jungle Tank Journal - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=118341
Brackish Tank Thread / Journal - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=118703
08-26-2014, 01:47 AM #27
Very nice. Looks good sir.Fishes go "pook pook"
my spell check went on vaction.
my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355
08-26-2014, 10:42 AM #28
Looks great, love that background!Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
08-26-2014, 12:44 PM #29