algae control

  1. dw1305

    Carnivorous Utricularia species also eat algae

    Hi all, A couple of <"very interesting articles"> have come my way that suggests that Bladderworts (Utricularia spp.) are getting a lot of their food from algae that they've captured. Most Utricularia spp. are a bit temperamental in the aquarium, but <"I have a lot of Utricularia gibba"> and...
  2. Aqua Hero

    Brown algae crisis

    Right so I started a new scape a few weeks ago and at the start it was good. The monte carlo carpet was growing fast and the moss was transitionin well. Then after 1 1/2 weeks I decided to dose my ei ferts (I hadn't used it in several months). A few weeks later I get this brown algae plague. I...
  3. S

    BBA - temperature/light versus spore density

    Great work on the B12 link, although that is just one factor, no more or less important than organics (humic acid) and ammonia. Putting nutrients to one side, I would like to bring up environmental parameters that are known to effect BBA, such as temperature and light. Assuming BBA is...
  4. peter.k

    Algae advice

    Hi everyone! I need some help with green algae. I have AquaNano one 40 aquarium filter :Eheim bioMech filter media with Fluval Biomax rings light: Finnex FugeRay Planted + Aqua LED light plus Moonlights light timer: was 8 hours now just down to 7 co2 start at 12:00 light go on at 14:00 co2 got...
  5. ScottW

    New High Tech Setup - Sudden Algae Outbreak

    Hi Everyone, New to the planted tank scene and I was wondering if you could help diagnose a potential algae outbreak in my tank, it's a high tech setup compromising of the following Tank specifications - ~425 liters, 60” x 18” x 24” Lighting - 4x 54watt T5 on between 14:00 & 22:00 (8 hours)...
  6. N

    Interested to hear people's views on how providing unlimited nutrients helps control algae?

    The question: How does EI, or any other method where the aim is to keep all nutrients at levels that are not limiting, help control algae growth? I have used such approaches with good results as have many others. I think most would agree that the basic principle is that all nutrients (including...