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    Blue-Green Algae

    It's been a few weeks now since the treatment started. I thought I'd post an update. The treatment worked really quickly, and the result has lasted. Took a little effort to clear away the visibly dead plants and it looked quite bare initially. Few weeks on and the plants are now healthy, fish...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    On the fifth day after application of the PureBlue treatment, I was getting quite disappointed this morning, nothing much has changed, the blue-green algae has not got worse since the treatment began but neither had it got any better. So for the whole day at work I was planning how to blitz the...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    So far so good although it's early days yet. I would not want to use such chemicals normally but the plants and fish were heading down a one way street to armageddon anyway if I didn't do it. I tried looking into a few other "magic cure" to see what's in the active ingredients but no...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Got the PureBlue blue-green algae remover this morning, which is pretty quick considering I only ordered it just before the weekend! As for the tank, only cleaned it a few days ago and is already half covered in the slime. Didn't have time to deal with it this morning so had to wait till I got...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    By the way, I don't mind so much for the time cleaning it, it can even be quite theraputic sometime. The worst bit is seeing bits of plants dying slowly each time I do a clean, it's quite depressing.
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    Blue-Green Algae

    The nitrates have always been on the low API scale whenever I tested it, around 5ppm. Tap water nitrate is always zero, slight bit of phosphate sometimes. The only thing I can remember (whether or not it has anything to do with it) was a new plant about a week or so before. I didn't quarantine...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Understand what you're saying. I'll cut the light intensity because as you said 2 tubes might be too much (although it's been ok for over a year before the problem started, and in the past month or so it's only really on for no more than 3-4 hrs a day) so worth giving it a try. My concern is...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Anyhow, I've just ordered the PureBlue Blue-green algae remover on eBay. I'll try to keep fish in holding tank during treatment just in case, although it says it's fish, plant and invert safe, you'd never know. The difficulty is catching the little buggars! If this fails I might just have to...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Nature is being very cruel to me . . . .
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    Blue-Green Algae

    The lighting definately makes it return after blackout. Currently I'm only having the light on a few hours a day, may be take out one of the tubes would help? (the lighting unit has 2 at the moment.) How do I reduce the organics further? Already have very few fish so not feeding much, not adding...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    7500k I think, it was labelled as for tropical aquarium. At the moment weekly clean with 25% of tank water I take out, I give the tank a good syphon and manual removal of as much algae as I can, clean whatever decor that I can take out with the tank water, then wait for the filter to clear the...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Thanks for the info, very informative and helpful. They're mostly consistant with what I've read all over the net, and I've been ticking them off one by one. The only thing that is sometimes contradicting is the nitrates. Some say low nitrates wil encourage the cyano growth, others say nutrients...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Thanks for the help and advice. From appearance alone I'm pretty sure it's cyanobacteria after seeing a number of pictures of it on the net. Certainly green and certainly slimy! I guess the only way to be sure is to see it under microscpe?? I tried all I could think of so far, blackout...
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    Blue-Green Algae

    Hello all, sorry for jumping in with a problem looking for answers. Never been much of a forum guy so not sure about the normal forum etiquette so please bear with me. I'm getting a bit desperate now and trying to ask around different forums for help. I have a 145L tank freshwater tropical tank...
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