Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
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 03-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 28
Plants are getting alge what should i do?

Pants are growing this stringy alge should I cut back on hours of light it waslike 12 n 12 cut back on co2 any snails I could put in thereidk pls help
__________________

__________________
Joeyv78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 04:27 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
aqua_chem's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 6,936
What kind of light do you have, what are your water parameters, what plants do you have, etc? We need to know a bit more before we can give any kind of useful advice.


But as in almost every algae case, increasing CO2 is usually your first step.
__________________

__________________
Algae creates 75% of the world's oxygen, so really we're all just doing our parts...
aqua_chem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 28
I dnt know the names off my plants their in the pics. Have a 55 gal with coralife t5 ho fixture with a flora max 5000k plant bulb with a ultra sun 6700k.have an aquaclear 110 filter and a tetra fs 20-40filter ammonia is low nitrites low nitrates 50ppm with a sicce co2 life 2.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3884930433.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	254.9 KB
ID:	85291   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-8924468.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	261.4 KB
ID:	85292  

__________________
Joeyv78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeyv78 View Post
Pants are growing this stringy alge should I cut back on hours of light it waslike 12 n 12 cut back on co2 any snails I could put in thereidk pls help
Could you please form sentences when you post? It's very confusing when you just do one long string of text.
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
fishdud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 962
Lol pants....sorry:p haha try cutting back on your lighting period.
__________________
fishdud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bags101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyndab View Post
could you please form sentences when you post? It's very confusing when you just do one long string of text.
not cool......
__________________
55 Gallon tank
20 Gallon sump
T-5 2 Marine Glow 54w lights
Rio 2500 Pump
Bags101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bags101 View Post
not cool......
Posts should be well formatted. Use paragraphs, punctuation, and capital letters appropriately. Excessive use of Netspeak/LOLspeak (internet slang) and texting shortcuts (b4, str8, etc) is not permitted. Posts with violations may be edited or deleted without notification.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyndaB

Posts should be well formatted. Use paragraphs, punctuation, and capital letters appropriately. Excessive use of Netspeak/LOLspeak (internet slang) and texting shortcuts (b4, str8, etc) is not permitted. Posts with violations may be edited or deleted without notification.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules
Sorry I'm not as smart as u r
__________________
Joeyv78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
Believe me, I never claimed to be smart.....
__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Coursair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Francisco East Bay Area CA
Posts: 7,922
+ 1 cut back to 8 hours of light.
Water Changes are good.
Increase CO2

High light without CO2 grows Algae Farms !

I'm a low light/low tech person. So no expert on CO2
__________________
My 10g Shrimp Jungle My 10g Rimless My 5.5g CRS Tank They are a work in progress
Vid of my Shrimp Jungle
~ Tina
Coursair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coursair
+ 1 cut back to 8 hours of light.
Water Changes are good.
Increase CO2

High light without CO2 grows Algae Farms !

I'm a low light/low tech person. So no expert on CO2
So increase co2? K I thought just the opposite I thought to decrease I'll try that thx
__________________

__________________
Joeyv78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
plant, plants

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
What the heck is up with my frog spawn? McLain75 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 03-29-2012 10:58 PM
Driftwood, what to do Chronos313 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 30 03-29-2012 02:10 AM
What in the wirld is this? Adam1103 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 14 03-28-2012 10:28 AM
What sort of fish is this?? steg22 Cichlid Discussion 8 03-27-2012 05:36 AM
Can you identify what is on my plants? if so how do I get rid of it? iamkush Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 19 03-26-2012 10:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:13 AM.


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