See less of these, support the forums and become a Super Subscriber today!

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

Help Control Algae

Author Topic: Help control Algae  (Read 596 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline uv

  • Fishy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Likes: 1
  • Tropical Fish Forum User
Help control Algae
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:26:35 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
My tank is still cycling so I am not in a position to add Algae eating shrimp/fish but I do appreciate your advise as this may be a solution going forward.

I have a 54l, 60x30x30 tank setup and I attached a picture to this thread. May I know what kind of Algae is this and how I control it?

Many thanks in advance.

Fish Community Creator Tanks - Assess Tankmate Suitability Tool
Guppy (male) (4) - Platy (4) - Honey Gourami (2) -
Note: The user may not necessarily own these fish, these are tanks that they may be building or researching for stocking purposes


Offline Matt

  • @ScapeEasy on Instagram
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
  • Likes: 179
  • www.ScapeEasy.co.uk
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 07:30:17 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 1
I can't see your picture but please try this link to help identify your algae and the cause/remedy:

http://www.tropicalfishsite.com/types-of-algae-growth-found-in-the-home-aquarium/

Offline uv

  • Fishy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Likes: 1
  • Tropical Fish Forum User
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 07:32:05 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
Sorry, I am unable to attach image.

Fish Community Creator Tanks - Assess Tankmate Suitability Tool
Guppy (male) (4) - Platy (4) - Honey Gourami (2) -
Note: The user may not necessarily own these fish, these are tanks that they may be building or researching for stocking purposes


Offline Matt

  • @ScapeEasy on Instagram
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
  • Likes: 179
  • www.ScapeEasy.co.uk
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 07:33:08 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
Sorry, I am unable to attach image.


Please make sure the file is less than 3MB and the file extension is .jpg (no 'e' in jpeg)

Offline uv

  • Fishy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Likes: 1
  • Tropical Fish Forum User
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 08:10:33 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
I think it's Brown Algae, thank you for the link which is helpful.

Fish Community Creator Tanks - Assess Tankmate Suitability Tool
Guppy (male) (4) - Platy (4) - Honey Gourami (2) -
Note: The user may not necessarily own these fish, these are tanks that they may be building or researching for stocking purposes


Offline Sue

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8660
  • Likes: 286
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 09:08:54 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 1
Brown algae (diatoms) that wipes off is common in cycling tanks. It is caused by ammonia in the water and light.
If there are no live plants, leave the tank lights off until the tank is cycled.

The trouble with using creatures to remove algae is that none of them eat all types of algae and there are some types of algae that nothing eats.

Offline Littlefish

  • Global Moderator Subscriber
  • Hero Think Fishy Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3199
  • Likes: 263
  • aka Donna
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 09:31:27 AM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
I find that supermarket own brand/cheap non-scratch sponge/scourers do the trick. As long as they don't have any detergents or anything else in them, they'll do the trick.

Offline uv

  • Fishy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 39
  • Likes: 1
  • Tropical Fish Forum User
Re: Help control Algae
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
  • Likes On This Users Post 0
Thank you for your comments

Fish Community Creator Tanks - Assess Tankmate Suitability Tool
Guppy (male) (4) - Platy (4) - Honey Gourami (2) -
Note: The user may not necessarily own these fish, these are tanks that they may be building or researching for stocking purposes


See less of these, become a Super Subscriber today! We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.
See less of these, support the forums and become a Super Subscriber today!

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

** Become a ThinkFish Super Subscriber **

It takes time and money to keep ThinkFish going, if you'd like to help, then a Subscription of your choice would be fantastic. Your subscription will help fund new articles, help pay for server costs and help fund development and promotion initiatives, helping us bring you more of the good stuff you love! You'll also see less ads. Why not become a Super Subscriber today!?

We also have sponsorship opportunities for tropical fish related businesses from just 20 per month.

Tags:
 


Assess Tankmates In The Tropical Fish Community Creator


Topics that relate to "Help control Algae"

  Subject - Started by Replies Last post
4 Replies
7316 Views
Last post July 09, 2013, 08:00:44 PM
by Andy M
19 Replies
16803 Views
Last post July 18, 2013, 10:43:37 PM
by Chucklett
13 Replies
2319 Views
Last post November 19, 2014, 03:02:13 AM
by biffster
13 Replies
3645 Views
Last post May 01, 2015, 07:25:13 PM
by Fiona
2 Replies
2155 Views
Last post July 06, 2015, 07:58:43 PM
by Jwc
27 Replies
3626 Views
Last post April 30, 2016, 05:21:49 PM
by fcmf
9 Replies
3079 Views
Last post June 29, 2016, 09:21:49 PM
by Andy The Minion

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 

Think Fish © 2004-2018 | Keeping Tropical Fish Forum - Everything you need for your Tropical Fish hobby
Tropical Fish Market Place
SEO Services in Kent
Legal | Contact Follow Think Fish on: