Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUElobster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 736
Annubias question

Ok so a for a while i thought all my annubias was dieing


I then found out it was algae only to find my plants green and healthy

So how do i clean all the algae off the plants???
__________________

__________________
BLUElobster99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 117
I would just take it out of the water and rub it off with a paper towel
__________________

__________________
plecopsycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Braunfels Tx
Posts: 303
That would be the best way. Take em out and gently rub and rinse the leaves.
__________________
Buckfins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUElobster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 736
Well i have em tied down



Would it be ok to go in the tank with a soft toothbrush and rub off the algae?
__________________
BLUElobster99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,146
What type of algae is it? Not all will clean off plus unless you figure out why they are getting algae to start with it will just keep coming back. What size tank? What type lights and how long do you run them daily. Do you use ferts? What are you nitrate and phosphate levels? Also a picture of the algae would help to identify which algae your dealing with.
__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivercats View Post
What type of algae is it? Not all will clean off plus unless you figure out why they are getting algae to start with it will just keep coming back. What size tank? What type lights and how long do you run them daily. Do you use ferts? What are you nitrate and phosphate levels? Also a picture of the algae would help to identify which algae your dealing with.
+1
If you brush it off with paper towel, toothbrush, etc, the algae will come again. I suggest either getting more algae fighting plants
( water sprite, cabomba, etc ) , leave the lights on less ( 10 or less ), or get an algae eater/snail.
__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,146
When algae is active in a tank running lights only 6 hours will really help. Also knowing the type of algae your dealing with would help because some algaes can be spot treated using Excel or Hydrogen Peroxide 3%.
__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCr8zy's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,458
Send a message via Skype™ to FishCr8zy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rivercats View Post
When algae is active in a tank running lights only 6 hours will really help. Also knowing the type of algae your dealing with would help because some algaes can be spot treated using Excel or Hydrogen Peroxide 3%.
Whenever I got an algae breakout on my anubias, I scrubbed the algae off and just kept the light off for the next 1-2 days. Afterwards algae didn't grow again on it. ( I keep the light on for around 9 hours now )
__________________

__________________
It wasnít until 1853 in London when aeration and filtration of water was understood, that people
were able to keep fish as indoor pets.

FishCr8zy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×