Red Algae Invasion
We need some help to get rid off a red algae plage...
-We have a 75 galons aquarium,
-CO2 automatic controled system,
-2 Philips-aquarele 36W fluorescent units.
-The Aquarium is 1 year old.
-Dual pump filtration system (30 Galon/h)
which came with the aquarium, and an extra punp
that only works during the light-time (12h).
-We change 1/4 of the water once per month.
-PH [6.9 .. 7.1] ( 7.1 during the night, without CO2 system)
-GH [8..12] ( 12 when we change the water, and
using resines is lowered downto 8)
-Kh [5..9] ( 9 when we change the water)
In order to fight that horrendous & terrible algae we
have tried allmost everything:
changed water, overfiltration, changed light-time ...
Finaly we used an algae chemical controler called:
Wardleys's ALLCLEAR II
which basically has something called 'Simazine '
We put 0.14 oz (12 tablets) of this stuff ... This
ought to be enougth for a 60 galons tank.
As a result of this, 15 days later, the red algae
looks weaken, but also other plants. Our AngelFish
look depressed ;-).
We changed the water (an 1/2 extra change this month),
and plants and fish, look like are going back to normallity
(angelfish eat again!)... and so does the f*ck*ng red-algae :-(
We identified our invasor was 'red algae' placing a pice
of algae with alcohol, in a few minutes it became red.
Boiling and keeping it inside and outside the water
for 2 days did not make change it's color.
Please, can any one help us with this stuff?
Ignacio & Vicente Gil
vgil at lander_es