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Old 05-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #1 
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Algae?

For the past week....2 weeks, I've dealt with what appears to be algae. It is brown, slimy (then again so is the whole tank wall xD). Now it usually randomly pops up every Sunday before the water changes (Monday). So usually, I just take a small sponge and wipe it off the glass. Now it appears to be on the croc skull and the sand.
Not sure how I am going to remove it from the sand.
I have a fluorescent bulb and the tank also receives natural sunlight from the window. But the sunlight doesn't reach that far into the tank, one would think that the algae would grow along the walls and items closest to the sunlight.


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Old 05-20-2012, 11:28 AM   #2 
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have you had a nitrate spike lately?
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #3 
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have you had a nitrate spike lately?
shouldnt be
he eats all his food and every month poo and any leftover brine shrimp is vacuumed. BTW he only gets brine shrimp once a week.
Spike hasnt been acting any different either
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #4 
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So this algae?...has come back with reinforcements.
I'd like to know:
Is this algae??
Snails eat algae right? If so, will tank parameters will be fine with 1?







I ran outta testing stripes, otherwise I woulda ran water tests to give me some hints as to WTH is going on in here.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #5 
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One nerite snail will clean that up just fine. I've had the same issue but once I got a few of my snails all the brown algae has been gone.

But hair algae on the other hand, I have yet to find a solution to that...
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One nerite snail will clean that up just fine. I've had the same issue but once I got a few of my snails all the brown algae has been gone.

But hair algae on the other hand, I have yet to find a solution to that...
Do you see hair algae in there? I wasn't aware there were different types of algae O.O
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You like fine with just brown algae.

I have hair algae, still looking into ramshorns and malaysain trumpet snails to clear it up.
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you like fine with just brown algae.

i have hair algae, still looking into ramshorns and malaysain trumpet snails to clear it up.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:42 AM   #9 
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What is a nitrate snail?
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:46 AM   #10 
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Mid I cannot find a nitrate snail what snails would help me?
Also, should my water changes change at all? 30% weekly. 50% plus vacuum monthly.
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