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Thread: Algae or Mould?

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    Keep us up to date on your progress
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    I finally managed to get a reasonable photo of the green slime and here it is...

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    Does this help with identification?
    Rod

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    Yup, that certainly looks like cyanobacteria to me
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    Thanks Cliff, I'll keep up with the increased cleaning and water changes. Not an easy task with tiny creatures in the tank. I have accidentally hoovered up baby shrimps and cherry barbs during cleaning several times.
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    I've been working hard on this problem and things seem to be improving. I'm still getting this nasty looking stuff but not in the same quantities. The extra cleaning and water changes are paying off, so hopefully I won't need any antibiotics. I have also changed the light bulb for one that is supposed to help, not sure if that is the case but it certainly makes the colours of the fish and shrimps stand out more.
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    Good to hear you are making progress

    What type of bulb did you just install ?
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    The bulb is an 18" T8 from Interpet, called a Community Daylight bulb.
    370 lumens and 6,000 kelvin colour temperature.

    The previous bulb wasn't looking too healthy, clouded at one end so this is the replacement. Any advice on suitability would be appreciated.
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    That one should work fine. The plants you mentioned before as pretty low demanding plants
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    Thanks Cliff,

    I'll keep up with the cleaning and water changes and see how things go.
    Rod

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