another "what algae is this" photo

Discussion in 'Algae' started by fourmations, 6 Jan 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    heres my algae....
    I have read james c's guide but am unsure what this one is

    its very slimy and soft and is browny in colour
    and is loving my hairgrass, its on rocks and hc also

    its a new 4 week old tank that has no fish
    Clive has been "mentoring me" (thanks clive)
    and i am running the co2 quite high (d/c is yellow all the time more or less)

    i had a bga outbreak which is under control (cleaned and not coming back so far)
    but this one seems to want to hang around

    IMGP3854.jpg

    rgds

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  2. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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    Bexley, Kent
    Looks like Rhizoclonium.

    James
     
  3. rymoore

    rymoore Newly Registered

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    Location:
    Chester, UK
    Hi fourmations,

    I seem to have developed this same algae problem on my tank which is also 4 weeks old, with my hairgrass in a similar state. I'm also finding it's attaching to the substrate and clumping up at the base of the hairgrass.

    Reading up on it, it does seem to be Rhizoclonium as James suggests, however I cant seem to shift the stuff! Anyone had any experience fighting this algae off?
     
  4. louis_last

    louis_last Member

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    Edinburgh / Dunbar - Scotland
    I would recommend amano shrimp, I bought three yesterday and I am literally blown away by the sheer volume of various algae they have eaten just over the course of 1 night in my tank. They ate a huge amount of Rhizoclonium that was growing over a piece of wood. Now all that's left is the BGA, how are people getting rid of this? the amano shrimp seem to take a nibble at it but then discard the stuff, I'm hoping that maybe once they've finished everything else they might eat it but does anybody know where you can get anti-biotics to nuke this stuff with in the UK?
     

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