algae

  1. N

    Algae problem

    Hi everyone, I am so very new to this absolutely amazing hobby. I have searched algae growth but no answers suit my tank - I assume advice is very specific to the tank set up. So here goes.. I have an algae problem! I have a planted tank. nitrate, nitrite, ammonia levels 0 I wipe the tank glass...
  2. CarloM12

    Don’t understand my tank….

    Hello everyone, I’ve had my 75 gallon planted tank for over 2 years now, and it feels like nothing really grows or does anything and I’m not sure why. There’s a fluval spectrum LED light meant for plants on about 10 hours a day, using NA Thrive once a week as a complete fertilizer which is...
  3. C

    Amano Shrimps?

    Hello all, I'm wondering how much extent will amano shrimps reduce algae growth and clean up remaining food on the substrate? Currently, I have eight danios, two amano shrimps, two bristlenose catfish, and one albino cory catfish in a 10-gallon tank. There are occasional leftover danios...
  4. C

    Fertilizer Problems / Green Spot Algae

    This conversation originated from this thread, but I moved the discussion here since it's becoming more of an algae problem. Tank setup: eight danios, two amano shrimps, two bristlenose catfish, and one albino cory catfish 10-gallon tank water temperature: 24-26.5 degC (75-79.7 degF) currently...
  5. E

    Black mould in tank

    I’ve only recently become a fish owner! Started my tank about 6 months ago, I’ve noticed some algae or mould furry looking on my castle ornament and wondered if this is harmful or dangerous? And if so the best way to get rid of it ☺️
  6. C

    Unidentified Algae on Driftwood

    I found this growing in my tank... I think it’s algae, but I’m not completely sure. I just set up my tank a few days ago and I have driftwood, rock, substrate, and a couple of plants so far. I have only noticed it on the pieces of driftwood. I am planning on adding fish this weekend. I have had...
  7. 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!!
  8. shaziasadiqah

    Is This Blue Green Algae (Cyanobacteria)

    This morning i saw this green thingy on one of my plant, then i remove it by cutting the plant and take a closer look. I'm not sure if it's blue green algae (cyanobacteria) but i'm kinda pretty sure because it has a smell to it, it's like the kind of earthy smell. Right now i don't do...
  9. Rdoran88

    Java fern small brown offshoots. New plants or something more serious?

    Hi everyone. I have a Java fern plant in my aquarium and recently I noticed a few of the leaves have started to sprout these small root like sprouts. (Photos for clearer reference) upon researching online I have assumed the plant was producing new off shoots but these don't look quite like the...
  10. ellamay

    White algae?

    I’ve only just started cycling my tank and today my partner noticed this white stuff on the wood in my tank. It looks like tiny jellyfish. Is there anything I need to do about this? I’ve been advised not to change the water until I’m done cycling. It was VERY green in there yesterday, looks...
  11. wfykitty

    What is the white dot in the tank? Is it algae?

    I just clean the tank yesterday and this white dot appears all over in the tank. Is it just the algae or it’s something like germs or bacteria that are bad to fish? thank you.
  12. B

    Algae Identification, if that's what it is and discussion (pics Included)

    I have been fighting to figure out what this black stuff on my Anubias is. I presume its algae, but i have 0 phosphate, Nitrate, nitrite, & ammonia. The canister filter has been cleaned and replaced with fresh media. Not Pictured: I have 8 Otoc Cats and a few Amano Shrimp that wont eat this...
  13. K

    What could this be?

    What could this be on the glass of my tank? First time it has appeared. It doesn't move it anything. Is it just algae?
  14. S

    My Water Source Parameters

    Hi Everyone I'm looking to build my empty nano (21 litre/5 gallon) into a potential shrimp tank. I'm looking to set up something simple so I can work on some core skills in the fish keeping world. I took a look at my local water provider and the stats they have on the water in my area. The...
  15. Jan Cavalieri

    I feel TERRIBLE

    Due to my disability I rarely do water changes but pay a good friend to do them for me. She's awesome. But she is out sick with a bad pulled tooth and 5 stiches so I have to start some of my water changes myself (it takes me about 4 hours - she can do it in 1 1/2 hours). We typically do a...
  16. newmag1659

    I cannot shake this algae and it’s starting to starve my plants

    I just tested my parameters about 10 minutes ago so I know they’re pretty accurate. pH: 8.4 (tap is nearly 9.0) Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate: 5ppm It is a 20 gallon high with 6 corys, 2 adult Gardneri killifish, and a couple Gardneri fry. Relatively under stocked I think, but fully...
  17. J

    Help identifying growth in tank

    My setut up is a planted Fuval flex 15 gallon tank with 10 Cardinal tetras, 10 Amano shrimp, 12 cherry shrimp and a Betta.. Water parameters are 5Gh, 5kh, Ph@ 7.0, Ammonia @ 0, Nitrites @ 0, Nitrates @ 10-15 ppm, TDS 380 ish....I have a growth in the Aquarium, that I cannot identify nor find...
  18. J

    New to the hobby and need some assistance

    Set up is a planted Fuval flex 15 gallon tank with 10 Cardinal tetras, 10 Amano shrimp, 12 cherry shrimp and a Betta.. Water parameters are 5Gh, 5kh, Ph@ 7.0, Ammonia @ 0, Nitrites @ 0, Nitrates @ 10-15 ppm, TDS 380 ish....I have a growth in the Aquarium, that I cannot identify nor find...
  19. S

    Beginner - Lighting, CO2 and not knowing what I don't know

    Hi Everyone! I'm pretty new to the forum - I posted once before to ask for help on my 21 Litre Nano, because every time I did a water change, my nitrites would go up! I've actually had to break down the tank and nearly gave up on it (and the hobby) altogether - but here I am. I started having...
  20. E

    Indentifying and fighting algae

    Hi guys, Back again with probably yet another rookie problem. I saw some algae growing in my tank a week or 2 ago. Figured it was because I didn't have any algae eaters in the tank so I added some oto's to combat the algae. Fast forward to today and my oto's aren't actually eating the algae...
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