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 08-31-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
FishieKeeper429's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 523
Algae on filter pad???

So I haven't been good at cleaning my tanks but one thing has shocked me, when I was about to clean out my tank my filter pad was a gross brown and had bright green "stuff" on it. Is it algae and is it bad?? Thanks.
__________________

__________________
FishieKeeper429 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,146
Is the filter pad exposed to light? True algae needs light to grow. Do you have a picture? Go to this site and did it look like picture number 2, blue-green algae aka cyanobacteria? James' Planted Tank - Algae Guide
__________________

__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
FishieKeeper429's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 523
Here's a picture:
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1082167295.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	188.6 KB
ID:	195943
__________________
FishieKeeper429 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,146
Interesting! Is the filter top open like that all the time? I've never seen algae growing in a filter like that before. I'd say the brown gunk is just detris build up and it appears algae has just grown on top of it.
__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats 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 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.