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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by Littlefish on October 12, 2018, 09:31:27 AM »
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.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Strange growth on live plants
« Last post by uv on October 12, 2018, 09:22:51 AM »
Never believe anything a shop says.
Plants should be rooted in the substrate except for those species that are grown on decor. They should be taken out of the basket and everything removed carefully from round the roots. If the roots are in filter wool like stuff, carefully pick off as much of that as possible. I find it easiest to put the plants in a bucket of water and use a pin to remove the fragments.

I got Java Fern like this. I will remove the wool part as much possible. Thank you
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Strange growth on live plants
« Last post by Sue on October 12, 2018, 09:12:45 AM »
Never believe anything a shop says.
Plants should be rooted in the substrate except for those species that are grown on decor. They should be taken out of the basket and everything removed carefully from round the roots. If the roots are in filter wool like stuff, carefully pick off as much of that as possible. I find it easiest to put the plants in a bucket of water and use a pin to remove the fragments.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by Sue on October 12, 2018, 09:08:54 AM »
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.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Strange growth on live plants
« Last post by uv on October 12, 2018, 08:52:07 AM »
Interesting, Should I remove the packing around the roots (thin foam and weight) when it was purchased? I understand my lfs said to leave everything there...
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by uv on October 12, 2018, 08:10:33 AM »
I think it's Brown Algae, thank you for the link which is helpful.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by Matt on October 12, 2018, 07:33:08 AM »
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)
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by uv on October 12, 2018, 07:32:05 AM »
Sorry, I am unable to attach image.
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New Fishkeepers / Re: Help control Algae
« Last post by Matt on October 12, 2018, 07:30:17 AM »
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/
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New Fishkeepers / Help control Algae
« Last post by uv on October 12, 2018, 07:26:35 AM »
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.
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