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Old 04-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Have like this purple Algea in my tank

Have like this purple Albee in my tank starting to grow it has like little bubbles in it how do I stop this
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like Cyanobacteria, red slime algea. To remove it, I would siphon it out with some airline tubing and replace the water with new water. To curb it from continuing, I would cut back on feedings by half, and shave a few hours off your photoperiod. It comes from excess nutrients in the water ( fish food and fish poop) and the light aids in the process
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Just suck it out. To get rid of all of it just make sure your params are all in check.
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You can also bump up your water change schedule, and/or how much water you change out each time.

Some members on here have also had good results with a product called Chemi-Clean.

Good luck combating your algae issues.
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Ok thanks I'll try it
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