cyanobacteria

  1. FJK_12

    Reusing filter media + plants from snail infested tank

    I had to leave my tank in the hands of someone else during lockdown and upon my return have noticed a big snail population. Can anyone I.D these snails? I'm looking to restart this aquarium and would like to reuse the filter media to kick start the cycling process, does anyone know if reusing...
  2. jaypeecee

    Lighting and Cyanobacteria (BGA)

    Hi Everyone, Some of you may have seen a thread I started a few weeks ago: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/cyanobacteria-identification-at-last.60496/ In the process of reading many articles and scientific papers on the subject of Cyanobacteria (aka Cyano), I looked into Cyano's need for...
  3. jaypeecee

    Cyanobacteria Identification - At Last!

    Hi Folks, 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...
  4. M.eremin

    Amazonia, phosphates and more and more...

    Hello. I very often use products from ADA in my aquariums (the entire line of soils and fertilizers), but still I can not fully understand how it still works. In my aquariums there is always a powerful filtration, a strong supply of carbon dioxide and strong lighting, clean osmosis, without...
  5. Kezzab

    White spot and cyanobacteria

    One of my Serpae tetras was showing signs of white spot. I treated last night with Interpet anti white spot plus, now almost all the persistent cyanobacteria that's been a constant problem has gone. Perhaps not surprising given what the treatment is made of, but a welcome side effect! K
  6. Kezzab

    Potassium nitrate vs nitrogen

    Hi, I'm 100% not a chemist, so go easy. There is a persistent cyano problem in my 220ish ltr sumped tank: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/stig-of-the-sump.48558/ It's not overwhelming but it's not nice. I want to address the root cause. Having read here that low nitrate can be an issue, i...
  7. D

    Tank falling from grace.

    Hello, 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...
  8. Kezzab

    Cyanobacteria - black outs

    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...
  9. Cat

    Does having Cyanobacteria but not having any Algae tell you anything?

    Hello, I have my first aquascape going for a couple of months now and I am having issues with cyano but as I said I don't have any algae problems. Does the presence of one and not the other tell you anything about the setup, if you know what I mean? I would love to add fish, particularly Dwarf...
  10. P

    cyanobacteria

    Hi, I have an old established 350 litre tank, with a fair amount of plants, and not a lot of fish. Recently, the tank had an outbreak of cyanobacteria, which is quite bad. The glass get almost completely covered by the stuff in three or four days, as do the plants. I read on the internet...
  11. Zak Rafik

    Attacked by Algae in my planted tank. BBA / BGA / GSA - Help!

    Hi eveyone, 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...
  12. Jimmy Dale

    Treatment of Cyanobacteria with Erythromycin.

    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...
  13. A

    Cyanobacteria problems

    Hello, Got this stuff covering quite alot of my substrate now and could really use some advice on killing it. Tank is 90x30x50cm (LxWxH), with two 39w T5s, Pressurized CO2. Dosing tropica + and liquid carbon daily, plus 50/60% water changes weekly (including thorough substrate cleaning)...
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