cyanobacteria

  1. S

    Nitrites Spike every water change - Any help would be amazing!

    Hi Friends I'm new to the forum, and excuse me please for skipping out on the introduction, but I've got a bit of an urgent problem I really need some help with. If you could read through and give me some advice, I'd truly appreciate it. First, I'll cut to the facts of my set-up: Tank - 21...
  2. Irksome

    Which way is best for killing Cyanobacteria?

    Hello. Has anybody had good results with either hydrogen peroxide or antibiotics? My anti algae regime has wrecked my tank and without meaningfull success. The slime algae is defeating me so I have decided to do a tank overhaul. My plan is to remove all of my shrimp and fish before treating and...
  3. Irksome

    Cyanobacteria/ slime algae advice

    Hello. I have slime growing out of control in my planted tank. Last week I tried a blackout period of two consecutive 48 hour periods with a water change in between and it seemed to really help, but now it is back with a vengeance. I have removed some of the plants it was coating and added some...
  4. S

    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...
  5. MyFishKaren

    High Ammonia, Cyanobacteria Returning, Blackout Advice

    6/5/18 I did a 40ish% water change, siphoning out to what I perceived was to be all of the cyanobacteria. I took this water test right after my water change. Refilling the water (dechlorinated, conditioned, and added bacteria) the parameters were as follows: pH - 8.1 Ammonia - .50ppm Nitrite...
  6. MyFishKaren

    Cyanobacteria Outbreak Help!

    I have in my tall 20 gallon tank what I believe to be as cyanobacteria. It's a green, slime-like film covering the gravel on the bottom of my tank. It appeared days after I put in a marimo moss ball. I have some questions regarding the outbreak. - Is it imperative I clean the cyanobacteria...
  7. J

    Algae? How to treat? With Pictures!

    Hey guys i have a well established 10 gal tank and i am having algae problems. In this tank i have an assortment of 7 neon tetras and two cory catfish. Ive had these fish running on two years soon. I run an LED light above my tank, use sand as substrate and i currently have one live plant, an...
  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. cowgirluntamed

    Journey With Algae

    (Dumb tablet!! I had to plug it in in the middle of my post and lost everything!! Ok...second try!) This is basically of going to be a journal of how I battle green spot algae(the least worrisome), bba, a tiny bit of hair algae, and the most worrisome, cyanobacteria. My tank stats: 20 gallon...
  10. V

    Moving Home & Cyanobacteria (How To Kill Two Birds With One Stone)

    Hello,    I have a little conundrum that I thought I would ask the experts about. I will be moving home this week, and wanted to get some advice on how to move the tank and also try and kill the Cyanobacteria at the same time. If I advise my plan, perhaps one of you lovely people could tell me...
  11. F

    Help Getting Rid Of Cyanobacteria (Round Two)?

    Hello!    I have a 20G long aquarium with aquaclear (fluval) 50G filter, sand substrate, live plants & terra cotta decorations, 4 neon tetras & 5 julii corydoras   I have had cyanobacteria for almost a year now.  I didn't realize what it was, and that it was bad until just this spring!  I used...
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