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Old 05-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Is this this brown algae??

Anyone know what this is?

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Anyone know what this is?
It seems to be over crusting your mushroom so ur might not be good but see if you can get a closer picture
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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It seems to be over crusting your mushroom so ur might not be good but see if you can get a closer picture
Ok hold on ill take a closer one
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Here is the mushrooms and algae closer up

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Old 05-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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I honestly don't know but see if u can take it off your mushrooms I don't think it will be good for them
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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I honestly don't know but see if u can take it off your mushrooms I don't think it will be good for them
It's not on the mushrooms... They are completely clear of the algae.. Ill try to get better picture
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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Looks like hair algae. Most likely caused by too much nutrients and also can be your lighting period.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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Looks like hair algae. Most likely caused by too much nutrients and also can be your lighting period.
I use the Kent's A & B in the tank for the last like 10 days so that could be it. My lights are on from 12-1 actinic 1-9 all light 9-10 actinic
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Do you have a clean up crew that eats algae
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #10
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Never used the Kent's but I would first check the nutrients being introduced. I.E. how much and of what are you feeding? Most likely its too much food causing a buildup of phosphates and nitrates which the algae then consumes to grow. I would reduce feeding, possibly cut back photoperiod, add some phosphate/nitrate control (reactor with media), and make sure you have enough of a clean up crew. Will take some time but you will get the upper hand. Also PWC regularly are your friend. Good luck.
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