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Re: Green surface algae & DIY CO2

Will, the algae might be a result of the CO2 itself. Since I increased
lighting and added CO2 I started having some algae problems due to the
faster plant growth and decreasing nutrients in the water. You might find
the same problems could occur even if you upgrade to a bottled system. You
can see all the suggestions I received on this issue last month. I find
black mollies do a good job at eating anything that floats, even the film on
the surface of the water, perhaps they might like that algae too.


----- Original Message -----

  a.. To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
  b.. Subject: Green surface algae & DIY CO2
  c.. From: "Will Phantom" <rfzotto at hotmail_com>
  d.. Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 21:06:58 +0100


I had a strange Green surface algae, when you put your hand in the tank it
had a green filter over it.

Im sure it was because of my DIY co2 system, because when I removed it the
algae went away over night. Only now Im trying to find a cause, off course
you whould think that yeast is leaking in the tank. Only I dont understand
how that is possible, there are a few CMs between the yeast and the tube
(hope that is the right word). I can imagine that from time to time a little
amount whould leak, but that should only boost the algae for a day. (when
the DIY CO2 was removed the algae was gone the next day). That wasnt the
case the algae was getting thicker each day for a few weeks.

I now want to add co2 with a pressured CO2 system but im afraid the algae
will return.

Btw I had not a real troube with algae inside my tank. Not at that scale
only some algae on the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis.

Tank stats
60-30-30 54 litre ehhh 12 galons
30 watt
Adding Tropica master grow

Does anyone ever had any experience with this algae or any other info that
could help me ?

Already thanks