Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #75
Don't go to chemical warfare yet. It sounds like something
is in short supply in your tank. You don't mention CO2. I
would suggest that you add a DIY CO2 generator to the set up
and see if your plants respond. You are not that far from
'Albany Aquarium' in Albany, Ca. (Would make a good Saturday
drive). They stock SAEs - Simamese Algea Eaters. They are
probably the best algea control fish going. Start with six
to eight of them for this serious of a problem. You can move
some to other tanks later.
From: shawn <ksschafer at ucdavis_edu>
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 19:57:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Beard Algae
My tank has been taken over by beard algae. I have been trying to
find some flying foxes here in Sacramento to help with the problem but noone
seems to have them or be able to get them.
55 gal Tank built in filter
Is there a high surface agitation? You may be losing CO2.
76 deg F
1 50/50 coralife actinic bulb 40wt
1 coralife full acticnic bulb 40wt
1 GE Plant/aquarium bulb 40wt
1 Vitalight twist 40 wt
3 med large Angel fish
1 redtailed black shark
2 small Angels
3 or 4 otos
These fish do not handle some algea control chemicals well
2 gold algae eaters
Good algea control when young. But marginal when adults.
6 danios (spawning continuously)
Excess eggs/sperm can be contributing to the problem.
1 Pictus cat
Water changes anywhere from 25% to 50% once a week not disturbing much of
the gravel at the bottom.
Might try going to 10% daily/every other day for a while.
ksschafer at ucdavis_edu
Hope this helps,
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