Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by hotrodder, Dec 11, 2018.
I need some help identifying my algae growth
Looks like gha and possibly chrystophytes
How do you remove it
Sorry I am new to this hobby
It can be tricky.
What is your nitrate reading at ?
What is your phosphate reading at.
Sometimes we this as a result of very very low nutrients.
Basically, scrub as much as possible and get it out of the tank(canister filter filter socks siphon etc. , dose good bacteria like dr tims one and only , and in some cases , dosing the nitrates and phosphates is needed.
My nitrate is 0
Phophate is 0
Ammonia was .25
Gotcha. Api I assume ?
If you have a local fish store LFS see if they have a an ammonia badge (cheap) and can test with a better kit.
You may need to dig in a little with this one.
This is about dinoflagellates but the symptoms and cause are similar
I just got over a bad bout with green hair algae. Daily scrubbing to remove it and onece I had it under a bit better control dosed some vibrant.
Not in my case but I had clients with this problem, use a turkey baster to jet it off, get's vague from here because I don't know the filtration or feeding habits even age of tank and lights all play a role with the problem.
What livestock is in your tank and how old is the system? Also, is that a Red Sea max 250?
It's a red sea max 250 and its about five months old
I have three damsels and a blenny several snails and one banded shrimp
Hair algae sure is a pain. Best way to clean it up is to remove the rocks piece by piece. I use a 10 gallon Rubbermaid container. Throw a rock in there along with 5 gals of saltwater from your tank. Take a shower bristle brush and scrub away. Put that rock back in tank and grab the next rock. Have newly made saltwater ready to replace what you siphoned out during the Rock scrubbing.
That’s awesome I’m also rocking a Red Sea max 250! So I had almost the same thing happen, cut back on feeding and use a less nutrient dense food like frozen food. The algae will start to go away on its own and the blenny and clean up crew will help clear it up too. Why is your overflow gate all the way down? What has been modified on the tank?
this look like byropsis and lotsa film algae as well. Your PO4 and no3 is zero because the algae is consuming it. This happens because your nutrient export method is not sufficient . Please look into your current nutrient export method because a quick fix might give you algae issues in future. For byropsis , look for flucanazole or byropsis buster.
Here is another picture
So I have been told now its five different types of algae obviously I know there is hair algae but not sure about the other one
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