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  1. TLH

    Oto + Brush Algae advice

    Re: [Wanted] Oto + Brush Algae advice Oto's should be fine with shrimp being vegetarian. You really need enough algae for the Oto's to feed on though so if you have too many shrimp they may keep the tank too clean for an Oto to make a decent living grazing.
  2. TLH

    Staghorn Algae

    Most of my staghorn seems to have disappeared now. It turned red when I got the COâ‚‚ right and just seemed to break off the leaves. I still have a few little red bits around but I haven't actively cleaned it away so I'm ok with that.
  3. TLH

    Staghorn Algae

    I'm having one right now. I wasn't too well last week and I neglected the tank a bit. The water level dropped and COâ‚‚ was reduced due to bubbling. It's quite amazing how fast this stuff took over. I had strands on the spraybar 2 inches long in next to no time. I pulled the worst leaves off the...
  4. TLH

    Algae scrappers

    I have one of these Algrade scrapers from my old tank. I have yet to get anything better like a mag float so this thread will be informative for me.
  5. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Well the gravel looks alot cleaner now. There were still a few bits on hte back glass where the flow didn't hit it as hard but the rest of the tank looks good. I cleaned up the last bits and did another filter clean and water change and scrubbed the wood again for good measure. There is still...
  6. TLH

    fighting blue green algae

    I suggested using Erythromycin on mine and you'll find the fellas here are dead against it prefering you do a blackout. If you've addressed the flow issue and nitrates it shouldn't come back. With yours did you notice strands of stuff floating about in the water? This got worse in my tank after...
  7. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Fair enough and I will give it a good clean before a blackout, tank and filter that is. I understand what you're saying about antibiotics, better than you know actually, but with the tons of it we flush down the toilet each year into the water system treating one little aquarium is like a drop...
  8. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Well I may be dosing enough now anyway but I can't tell for sure. The size of the strands suspended in the water has been reduced over the last few days. I have t make the stuff I have last till I get powders though so I'd rather not be too liberal with it incase I run out altogether before I...
  9. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    All I'm using the test kit for is to tell me I'm not running low. I'm not aiming for 20ppm on the button I'm just aiming to keep a dark colour rather than a light one. I'm looking into getting some saltpetre for my nitrates as I'll need it soon. Currently I'm dosing 10ml of Kent nitro+ per day...
  10. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Should I cut down on light time on after I get rid of it then, say to 6 hrs? Add more fast growing stems? Change dosing ratio? Does anyone know the dose I should use anti biotics at? Would 250mg per 10g be sufficient to kill it? Found this schedule to use, sound good? 1. Day1: Remove all BGA...
  11. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Its a 55g 4foot with 108w for 8hrs and co2 for 10hrs. Changing 40% a week. Dosing Seachem Flourish for traces with Kent nitro+, phos+ and Seachem potassium at 4-1-3 ratio but I've added double nitro lately to maintain the level at 20ppm as the tank seems to burn through it for some reason, maybe...
  12. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    I've been trying to keep NO3 above 20ppm and this is also why I have 2 koralia nano's in there now. I didn't treat with drugs last time but the blackout was total and lasted 5 days. I'm not as plant heavy as I could be admitedly and it is a new setup so I don't have the fauna to balance things...
  13. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Pics up. This is 3 days growth, it seemed to like the waterchange. This look like it guys?
  14. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    Ok, cheers. I just wanted to make sure. I may have to consider another blackout now then. I could hit it with Erythromicin though being as I have some tablets left over from a prescription (I was changed to something else half way through a course) if someone knows the correct dose? I really...
  15. TLH

    ID my algae please.

    I'll try and get a pic up later but I'm not sure I'll be able to get one of the water. I originally thought this was BGA as it is forming sheets across most stuff. However, everything I've read on BGA doesn't say anything about little threads floating in the water. There are literally millions...
  16. TLH

    blackout

    I think you'll have to resort to Excel for the BBA as it will certainly outlast a 4-5 day blackout.
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