'Fallen Wilderness' One week post 'Blackout' latest pictures

Discussion in 'Algae' started by REDSTEVEO, 27 Jan 2009.

  1. REDSTEVEO

    REDSTEVEO Member

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    Well it has been one week to the day since I removed the 'Blackout' as part of my measure to get rid of the dreaded Blue Green Algae and.......I have to say that.......so far I am impressed, however......

    For all the purist's out there I am sorry to say that so far in the whole week I have not added anything whatsoever to the water, just reduced the lighting to a few hours a day and cut down on the feeding regime. No CO2, no KPN, no Trace elements, no water change, no nothing.

    Everything seems fine so far :? But maybe I am riding my luck, no signs of any algae at all :wideyed: The plants seem fine and so do the fish.

    Here are some pictures I took tonight.

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    Maybe I'll wait and see what happens, you know the old 'if it ain't broke don't try and fix it' routine :bored:

    Here's hoping.

    Steve.
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Steve,
    This post is identical to post #20 of the Gallery thread=> "Fallen Wilderness" Nine Months Later
    It therefore qualifies as a variation on the theme of double posting which is typically discouraged mate. :arghh: If you have a specific question which you feel falls outside the context of the Gallery then it's better to simply reference the Gallery thread in a new thread by copying and pasting the original thread URL as shown above and asking the question. Otherwise responses become split and confusion reigns...

    Cheers,
     
  3. REDSTEVEO

    REDSTEVEO Member

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    Thanks Clive,

    Apologies mate, I think I made the mistake of not posting the original thread in the Algae forum, I put it in the Planted Tank Gallery, which considering the theme of the thread was Blue Green Algae, I thought it was better to re-post it in the Algae forum. I just wasn't sure on how to remove the original post from the Planted Tank gallery. :oops:

    If you can let me know how to do this it would be appreciated.

    Cheers.

    Steve.
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries mate, looks like someone beat me to it. The post was deleted from the Gallery thread. :D

    Cheers,
     
  5. REDSTEVEO

    REDSTEVEO Member

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    Sorry mate, :( it was me, I felt so guilty about it so I went back on found out for myself how to do it. Its not as complicated as I thought.

    Thanks.
     
  6. zed

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    Lovely looking tank, and well done on your battle with the algae!

    I've had diatoms / brown algae for the past 2 weeks and although I'm told it will pass after time, part of me is wanting to do a black-out.

    Will this type of black-out work on diatoms and other types of algae? I undersstand the need to solve the root cause of the algae, but in the case diatoms, I'm told it can happen to a lot of tanks in the early stages.
     
  7. REDSTEVEO

    REDSTEVEO Member

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    Hi,
    I think it is probably worth a shot. I think it will work for any algae except for maybe the dreaded brush algae or some of the more persistent hair algae. When I did mine I totally blacked it out on the Friday evening and did not remove the blackout until Monday night.

    Cheers..

    Steve.
     

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