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Old 11-08-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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Algae- what kind is this and how to kill it?

I have been cycling a tank for my son and I have had this algae pop up and I need to deal with it. Suggestions plz. Click image for larger version

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Bga, erythromycin

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Algae- what kind is this and how to kill it?

Do I need to remove the snails? Any particular brand you recommend?

I have a UV light, would that do it? I would remove the snails definitely for this.
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I increased flow to the affected areas, did more water changes and kept siphoning of out. Went away fairly quickly.

The method suggested above is a sure fire remedy. Not sure how it affects livestock though.
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Algae- what kind is this and how to kill it?

See post #2 in this thread Ongoing Fresh Water Algae Problem for details on using erythromycin.
Snails and livestock were fine. Have used it twice in the last 3-4 years. Good tank hygiene helps keep it at bay.
Use HOT water on your equipment to reduce reinfection.
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Thanks Fresh and Caliban.
Fresh I don't know why but adding erythromycin just scares the crap out of me.

I'm going to go with increasing flow, water changes and peroxide direct treatment first for 2 weeks as well as some UV bombardment and if it fails go to the drugs.
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Thanks Fresh and Caliban.
Fresh I don't know why but adding erythromycin just scares the crap out of me.

I'm going to go with increasing flow, water changes and peroxide direct treatment first for 2 weeks as well as some UV bombardment and if it fails go to the drugs.

Not to detract from Brooksters and Fresh's advice (because I have reason to believe the drug mentioned will work) but as I cannot get hold of that drug here in the U.K I had to resort to other means.

I myself do try to avoid medications wherever possible.

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Here are a few snaps from when I had it bad. This was when I had my fluval 205 filter on the vision 180. Around 4x flow at best. Added the JBL and upper my water change frequency and it just dwindled. I think flow has an important role to play for combatting some types of algae.
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Non-drug options are always a good way to go if possible. This is coming from someone who has only used Rid-Ich about 4 years ago. The EM was a quick solution to a chronic problem.
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I forgot to thank Brookster!
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Did another big water change today and did the UV. I'm watching and keeping my fingers crossed. Click image for larger version

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