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Monster Algae Invades Texas
This is no exaggeration. I set up my 30 gal. tank on Sunday. I didn't see
any algae on Monday. Tuesday night algae was 9 to 12 inches long. By
Wednesday the current had twisted it into a rope. See it at the bottom of
I tried to remove it but it sort of dissolves between your fingers. It is
the consistency of spider webs, and its slimy. The part I removed grew back
about 9 inches by the next morning.
I named it Godzilla.
I sterilized everything: plants, and soil substrate, except for the #2 pool
filter gravel. Hair algae (which I am trying to prevent) is not supposed to
withstand drying, the gravel was dry, so I just washed it in hot water
before I put it in the tank.
I think I am going to just wait this one out. I don't think its going to be
as much of a problem as the hair algae that I once had that felt like dry
The tank has a thick biofilm floating on it right now. I'm wondering if
part of this stringy stuff (the sticky part) may by bacteria.
Steve Pituch in TX