algae bloom

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. S

    Major Algae Bloom!! ;(

    Guys, I’m at a total loss here. Hope you can help. I’ve dealt with these before and have managed just fine to get ride of them. But my 200 litre Jewel tank out of nowhere has attracted an algae bloom. Despite the water changes, and adding treatments to remove phosphates from the water, the tank...
  6. Flinkbag

    Green hair AND Blue Green algae in planted tank - please help!

    Hello all, I started this 30l long planted tank about 2 months ago. I have one male Betta and 3 Neons (yes i know you're supposed to have more, they will be moved soon) living in the tank. I left my tanks in the care of my mother over the weekend and unfortunately I think she left the lights on...
  7. E

    Green Tank Water Won't Go Away. Help!!!

    Hey all, I'm writing this because I am absolutely desperate for help. I have green tank water, and I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of it, but it just keeps coming back again and again. Are you guys ready, because this is an epic tale with lots of twists and turns and MISTAKES...
  8. Fish-mates

    Dark green algae/diatom bloom on wood

    A change from T8's to Led lights plus the addition of an external filter triggered a diatom bloom. I was happy to wait it out till some black beard algae appeared on wood in the tank. I took the wood out, poured hot water on it and gave it a good scrub. The wood's been back in the tank less than...
  9. simonero

    Green Water & Red "debris". Help Me, Please!

    I have been trying to resolve a terrible tank crash for several days now.  Nothing I've done seems to help at all.     **What is happening: within 2-3 days after a partial (~10gal) water change my water went from pH 6.2, kH 1, ammonia 0.25, nitrite 0 ... to pH 6.6, kH 1, ammonia 1-2, nitrite...
  10. squidsagirl420

    New Here, Need Help! Lighting For Planted Tank. Algae Bloom

    Hello, this is my first post :) I need some help. this is my first tank, I have what i was told is a 30gallon tank. i think its a nano cube style? lol. im sorry... noob probs. anyway, i have several plants and things were going well... Then i got a new bulb and shortly after, an algae bloom. Im...
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