cyanobacteria

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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