Algae on my Glosso

Discussion in 'Algae' started by durtydurty, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. durtydurty

    durtydurty Member

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Staring at my Galaxies in Wilts
    Took some piccies of my glosso which has algae on it, it seems to be only on to patches on my carpet of the stuff.

    I have a good flow of water over the top of it and dose with TPN+ weekly

    The spray bar is at the back flowing forward hit the front of the tank and travelling over the carpet and back around.

    DSCF0006.jpg

    This photo shows the carpet and the wo patches are the darker bits towards the front.

    DSCF0008.jpg

    Any ideas on what is causing it and what type of algae it it?
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,952
    Location:
    Chicago, USA
    I can't quite make it out from the photo's resolution. Compare what you have to the photos in JamesC algae guide http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm

    I want to say GSA, which is easy to fix since it's due to PO4 starvation. But the image is fuzzy and it could be BBA , staghorn or hair all of which are CO2 related.

    CHeers,
     
  3. durtydurty

    durtydurty Member

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Staring at my Galaxies in Wilts
    DSCF0004.jpg

    Here's another one.
     
  4. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

    Messages:
    6,492
    Location:
    newark notts.
    sorry, just adjusted contrast so you can see better.

    DSCF0004.jpg

    mark
     
  5. durtydurty

    durtydurty Member

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Staring at my Galaxies in Wilts
    Cheers Saintly.
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,952
    Location:
    Chicago, USA
    Well it looks more filamentous so it's not GSA. Looks more like one of the CO2 related varieties though. :arghh: Trim it out and up the injection rate. Excel will help short term.

    Cheers,
     
  7. durtydurty

    durtydurty Member

    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    Staring at my Galaxies in Wilts
    How do I actually trim Glosso?
     
  8. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,952
    Location:
    Chicago, USA
    Hi,
    If you have a pair of curved scissors just start clipping away as if you were a barbershop. It does get messy so you'd do it at water change time. It looks horrible for a while but it grows back.

    Cheers,
     
  9. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,278
    Location:
    London
    You have to keep that glosso trimmed though, if it gets too thick it will start rotting away underneath and you will have to replant it all like I just did on my tank :(
     

Share This Page

Facebook Page
Twitter Page
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice