Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 04-19-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 89
Send a message via AIM to ericosuave
algae problems.. again!! argh!!

ok guys, ive been getting really depressed.. becuase i cannot get rid of this stupid algae in my tank.. no matter what i do.

there is this new type of algae spreading ALL over in my tank. the algae looks like little palm tree leaves, they are green and they have these roots that are spreading all over.. i dont know how to get rid of it! and its getting out of control.. i also have this brown hairy like algae everywhere.. ive picked most of it off with my hand to keep it under control.. but the green palm tree lookin stuff is getting out of control. and i do not know what i can do to get rid of it! someone please help!! i also have alot of detritus on the bottom rocks in my tank, whats a good way to get rid of this?

your help would be greatly appreciated! TIA

aquariumadvice is always there to save the day!!
__________________

__________________
ericosuave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
The green algae sounds like Caulerpa. Unfortunately, I don't know how to tell you to control it other than manual removal. Not sure on the brown stuff.
Try using a turkey baster to gently blow off the detritus from your rocks.
__________________

__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 301
Send a message via AIM to Jonathan G.
if there is detrius on your rocks and substrate and your having an algea bloom you might want to cut back on feedings. how much do you feed your fish and what fish and filteration do you have? how big is your tank and what are your parameters? hermits and other crabs will take care of the detrius and some turbos and astrea conehead snails should take out the algea. if your tank is big enough you might want to think about getting an algea eating tang. you might want to test for phosphates and see if this is whats causing the bloom. other then that i would suggest doing a few good water changes and blow off your rocks before you syphon the water and syphon where there is a build up of detrius
__________________
Jonathan G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Algae problems exodus Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 2 05-12-2006 03:30 PM
Still Having Algae Problems - WHY? LindaC Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 16 04-14-2006 02:55 PM
More Algae Problems... StickyTuba Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 03-07-2005 07:51 PM
Algae Problems.. fishyfriends Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 10-02-2004 10:08 PM
Algae problems!!!!!!!!! sicklidkid Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 06-16-2004 09:28 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.