Some of you may have seen a thread I started a few weeks ago:
In the process of reading many articles and scientific papers on the subject of Cyanobacteria (aka Cyano), I looked into Cyano's need for...
Like many other aquarists, I have had cyanobacteria (aka 'BGA') grow in my tanks. And I started reading about this stuff. Of course, I initially thought BGA was algae. Why else would it be known as BGA (Blue-Green Algae)? But I later discovered that it's not an algae at all. It's a...
My tank was going in the right direction but over the last 5 months it's spiralling out of control. I've been battling for months to try and rectify it back to its former glory. I'm not running CO2 and has been a low tank from day one.
Cyano is a cruel beast and I just can't get rid of...
Could someone tell me the name of these algae?
Most of my plants have their older leaves covered with these dark green algae.
Maybe GSA? I think I should dose more P and probably N too, because there are also some GBA on the tops of Ludwigia Cuba and Syngonanthus.
Hi - suffering with cyanobacteria in the my hi-tech nano tank. Just done a 3 day black out and it's worked well, but not all gone and it's creeping back.
How long could i safely leave the tank blacked out for without killing the plants? (crypts, anubias, AR mini)
Also, what's causing it? The...
This morning I noticed in my tank, 3 types of algae.
Black Brush Algae -BBA
Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) -BGA
Green Spot Algae -GSA
For the first time, my 255 liter tank is being attacked at a large scale. Usually, the algae problems would be at a selected spot and would go...
I need some help from the group to identify some algae that has started to grow in a new aquarium. Maybe more important now can I stop it / kill it! The tank was setup 21 days ago, and for the first 2 weeks I did 50% water changes 2 times a week. I'm using a 50/50 mix of tap and RO...
Hi all. I recently had some joy treating cyano with the antibiotic Erythromycin. I did this as a last resort after having no joy with increasing nitrates and night time aeration. I also purchased Easy Life's "Blue Exit" for eliminating Cyano. I am a fan of Easylife products but I found this one...
Hi I have good news from my nano tank. I had planted a large piece of bog wood with mini fern and Christmas moss, the substrate was planted with interesting Crypts, and all went well for a month with the tank run as a no ferts job.
Anyway, this week I had a small patch of BGA on the Christmas...