Algae ID please

Discussion in 'Algae' started by dazcoops, 6 Apr 2009.

  1. dazcoops

    dazcoops Member

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    Can someone please ID this algae and explain the reasons for it growing? lack of nutrients, co2, over feeding, etc.

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    Thank you
    Darren.
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Looks like BGA to me. Several reasons but poor NO3 is always a factor as well as poor filter maintenance and poor flow.

    Cheers,
     
  3. dazcoops

    dazcoops Member

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    ok

    Thanks for the reply.

    Well I dont think its my flow, i have 2 Koralia 1's and an ehiem filter in a 240ltr tank, so im roughly turning over 3,600ltrs and hour, Its not my filter maintenace because i regulaly check my filter and change my filter wool.

    So it must be the NO3, when you say "poor NO3" do u mean to much or to little?

    Does TPN+ contain NO3?

    Thanks
    Darren.
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, when talking about plant nutrition "poor" always means not enough. TPN+ does contain NO3 as well as other nitrogen compounds but you may not be dosing enough of it. :)

    Cheers,
     
  5. dazcoops

    dazcoops Member

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    Thanks mate!

    Im quite new to keeping plants in a big way, iv got my flow, lighting and co2 all sorted, so i think im gonna have to start dosing properly now other wise i will continue getting algae problems as you know.

    Thanks for the help
    Darren.
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    OK, you're welcome mate. If you're new to it all then it's best to check the tutorial section of the forum for some pretty good tips. There are articles there about CO2, plant maintenance as well as dosing and light.

    Cheers,
     

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