What algae is this ?

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trying to identify this algae, slowly spreading to the LR, what is the best way to get rid of it?
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Any suggestion how to clean it up ?
Yes get your no3 and po4 in line first ...and then something like cynoRX .. or a similar product ....chemiclean .. triton also has one now too ..
But if you can get a sample under microscope for a positive ID .
 

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Try using a turkey baster or something to blast it.
If it comes apart and detaches from the surface its on easily then it is most likely cyano.
I solved my issue with cyano by keeping my nitrate at at least 10x what my phosphate is.
What are your nitrate and phosphate levels?
 
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Try using a turkey baster or something to blast it.
If it comes apart and detaches from the surface its on easily then it is most likely cyano.
I solved my issue with cyano by keeping my nitrate at at least 10x what my phosphate is.
What are your nitrate and phosphate levels?
I have tried turkey baster for awhile but the algae dose come back, No3 is around 5-10 and Po4 0.06
 

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The turkey baster is just to test if it is cyano and will not rid you of it
 
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Definitely comes of easily, What is the best course of action to get rid of this nasty algae ?
 
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It’s actually bacteria
I raised my nitrates to balance out my nutrients but you seem to have a good balance assuming your test kits are accurate.
i dont like to recommended chemical remedies but have used cyano x a couple of years ago and it did work on purple/red cyano.
If you have any bacteria in a bottle you could try giving that a shot to out compete the cyano. If not then it will be best to just buy cyano x instead.
Do some research before using.
 

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