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Thread: Plants & Algae

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    I added plants to one of my tanks (along with fake one's) about 2 months ago. I'm now having a problem with algae and the tank is starting to look a little murky (like the sand is being mixed up - which it's not), does anyone know why this happens, what I can do to recitify it and do i even need real plants in the tank?
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    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

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    What color is the murkiness and what color is the algae? Can you describe it? Or better yet a picture. What kind of lighting do you have on the tank? What size tank? Does it get direct sunlight?
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    Maybe a bacterial burn?
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    The algae is very light brown but only on the plants. The murkiness is like the sand has been disturbed and it's cloudy. There is a window behind the tank but the blinds aren't open during the day and i do have a light which i only put on at night. This has only happened since i added one particular plant (but i don't know the name of it) its green with a red underside.
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    Brown algae

    Forms in soft brown clumpy patches. In the freshwater aquarium, these are usually diatoms. Usually indicates a lack of light or an excess of silicates. Increased light levels will usually make it disappear. Easily removed by wiping the glass or siphon vacuuming the affected area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juannie
    The algae is very light brown but only on the plants. The murkiness is like the sand has been disturbed and it's cloudy. There is a window behind the tank but the blinds aren't open during the day and i do have a light which i only put on at night. This has only happened since i added one particular plant (but i don't know the name of it) its green with a red underside.
    Probably Ludwigia repens. As Hobbs said, it's diatoms. Have you added any rocks/sand/etc to the tank recently? It was not caused by the plants, I can say that much.
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    Aha, i did actually add some more sand recently & they haven't had as much light as usual. What is the best thing to do to clear it up? Will water changes do that? DOH! Ignore me, i just re-read, I'll give them more light & just wipe away the rest.
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    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    Well I have done water changes, they've had their filter cleaned and lots more light but it's still cloudy - does anyone have any other ideas what this could be? There's been no algae on the glass only the plants and the murkiness is like a cloudy white colour.
    Last edited by Juannie; 05-22-2007 at 12:35 AM.
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juannie
    Well I have done water changes, they've had their filter cleaned and lots more light but it's still cloudy - does anyone have any other ideas what this could be? There's been no algae on the glass only the plants and the murkiness is like a cloudy white colour.
    White murkiness is a bacterial bloom. Check your ammonia levels. Or it could be debris leeching from sand, etc, but I don't think so.
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    the bacterial bloom is probably from capping the old substrate. How did you add the new sand?
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