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  1. Z

    Brown algae everywhere!

    Help! Brown ‘algae’ everywhere I went away for a few weeks, with my tank in good condition, and since I’ve been back (2 weeks), I have not been able to get this sudden “algae” problem under control (idk if it’s algae or not). I have done 3 50% water changes since I’ve been back, trying to suck...
  2. G

    Post algae bloom steps

    Hi everyone, We have a 280 litre tropical tank with Tetras, Danios, Anglefish, a Red Torpedo, zero real plants, and several rocks of varying size (whose type escapes me, but I know they produce lime). Several weeks ago we had a bad algae bloom (see before and after photos). We tried many...
  3. Homegrownalgae.jpg


    A special thank you to whoever it was that shared how to make our own algae to sure my otos were fed after they cleaned the tank and would not eat anything else. ("Clean" water from the tank into a bin. Pump of liquid fertilizer, add clean/established rocks/decor, place outside in direct sunlight)
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    A special thank you to whoever it was that shared how to make our own algae to sure my otos were fed after they cleaned the tank and would not eat anything else. ("Clean" water from the tank into a bin. Pump of liquid fertilizer, add clean/established rocks/decor, place outside in direct sunlight)
  5. P

    Green Algae

    Dealing with green algae.. how do I get rid of it?? I’ve turned off the lights but it seems to be coming back
  6. L

    Help I’m not sure what is wrong!

    I am new to fishkeeping. I’ve had zebra fish and Kuli loaches for a little over a month and I recently got 2 German blue rams and 2 snails. My zebra fish have been noticeably stressed (hanging out in a group, staying near the top of the tank) however after about a week they have started to chill...
  7. V

    How do I get rid of wall algae?

    There's been algae on the tank walls for a while now. I can't scrub it off. I have the light on for seven hours each day. It's a planted tank. I've had algae on decor and plants too but that's been easier to wipe off. I have a snail and platies that sometimes pick at the algae. I don't want to...
  8. C

    Planted tank/greenwater help

    Hello! So I've been in the hobby for just over a year, made all the mistakes at the start and learned a LOT. I now have a nice healthy tank of fish, I wanted real plants and have planted the tank got it balanced not too badly(or it wasn't balanced in the first place and it was just luck) but...
  9. Jan Cavalieri

    White Cloudy Water Problem - likely bacteria infestation and big tank changes for all fish coming up soon.

    I've been struggling for months with a white water problem in my 50 gallon tank. I posted about this when it first started, but now some developments have come along. Anyway - it's not a new tank and all the water values measure within the proper ranges but it's completely cloudy white about...
  10. M

    Help Me With Algae Issues Please :)

    Hi everyone! I've had this tank for close to a year now and recently this algae has popped up. I've undergone multiple water changes, but it keeps coming back. What is it and what can I do? Thank you so much!!
  11. F

    $50 budget Betta sorority tank

    Hey guys! I recently started a betta sorority nano tank. I had an aquarium 10 years ago but things have changed a lot since then, equipments, the theory in general. I decided to ask this forum for ways to improve my tank, some advice from experts, equipment wise, aesthetically, anything...
  12. carligraceee

    i don’t really know if this is algae

    hey guys- i need to know if this is algae or not. it’s kind of hard to identify lol. i just did a HUGE water change and that is what the third pic is... the first pics are a couple days after a 50% water change. fish are doing awesome, even in that weird water so i’m convinced it is some kind...
  13. carligraceee

    New Corys and an update!

    Hey guys! I took some tests these past weeks and have been watching my water. My ammonia levels are at 0 and all my water levels are puerfect (the hardness is a little low but my fish are not exhibiting any signs of stress or malnutrition). My fish have been so well that I took another step and...
  14. Jan Cavalieri

    Why oh Why do these two tanks look so different!

    Sorry this is so poorly written but we're doing a water change later today and would like at least a couple comments: The first example is 'TANK A" the second example is 'TANK B" both taken today about 4 hours after feeding - the debris you see on the ground in both tanks is mostly empty snail...
  15. newmag1659

    Driftwood Fungus is taking over my tank!

    Hi! I have a piece of driftwood that grew driftwood fungus almost immediately about 6 weeks ago. I looked around online and was told to leave it be and it'll go away. Well, it hasn't gone away and has now appeared to spread to my plants. I also have a very thick biofilm that my 3 gardneri...
  16. LexiLex888

    Water is cloudy then turns to green cloudy water every week!

    So I’ve had my 40 gallon tank set up for about a month or two now. All the rocks and decorations were in my previous 20 gallon tank (besides one new one). I only have one goldfish in the tank at the moment. I recently removed all the gravel and ornaments to treat anchor worm for 2 weeks. I...
  17. K

    Algae bloom problem - advice please

    I would like some advice since I am fairly new to the fish world. I have a 36 gal bow front freshwater tank that has been cycled since May. I am in a Chicago suburb & we have hard water here (Lake Michigan). My PH is 8.0, Ammonia is 0, Nitrite 0 & Nitrate 5.0. I have 4 live plants, driftwood & 2...
  18. SteakNShrimp

    Algea on glass

    Hello, I've had a my tank since May of 2019 and everything was going great. Recently though (about a weeks ago) I noticed that there was some light green, spots of algea growing on the glass of my tank. It's there anyway to get rid of it? I've tried using an aquarium sponge to remove it but the...
  19. B

    Algae outbreak

    I recently added a few plants to both of my tanks and they were all free so I didn’t mind that they had some algae on them but it’s getting pretty bad now because all my plants have algae growing on them now. I believe it’s hair algae but I’m not sure. How should I go about removing it? I had...
  20. S

    Algae bloom

    I have a 60 gallon aquarium with plastic plants and 2 cave rocks and 1 large sculpted rock with lots of swim-throughs. My current fish are: 2 Glofish Tetra 10 Neon Tetra 6 Zebra Dannio 4 Flame Tetra 1 Yoyo Loach 2 Albino Bristlenose Pleco 4 Panda Cories My tank was great throughout the winter...