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Re: [Killietalk] black brush algae
I believe that the acutal rate of
change is 10-15 gallons a day. (180 gallon tank) I
would think that
still enough of a water turnover to reduce the
plants consume ammonium as a primary food source.
Coupled with your daily water changes you should have
next to zero nitrates.
If you can remove the infected plant you can do a
bleach dip. Do a search on the planted tank forums for
the exact amounts of water to bleach ratio. If you
catch it early you can get rid of it. If allowed to
spread it will make your tank a mess. as Wright
alluded to. Nice tank setup I bet the SJO will just
thrive and grow to a huge size.
--- ed_dantes at linkline_com wrote:
> Thanks so much for the great responses;
> Just a few additional notes based on the numerous
> responses that I received.
> This tank is heavily supplied with CO2 and has VHO
> lighting for 14 hours a
> day. It also has a R/O unit that is constantly
> changing the water 24/7.
> The r/o unit is rated at 50 gallons a day, but due
> to the resistance due to
> distance the water has to travel, I believe that the
> acutal rate of water
> change is 10-15 gallons a day. (180 gallon tank) I
> would think that this is
> still enough of a water turnover to reduce the
> nitrates??? There are very
> few fish in the tank as I am still trying to get it
> I will try and get some of those nifty little
> snails. Hopefully they will
> leave my plants alone. Does anyone know if a
> Florida Flag Fish will eat the
> BTW it is interesting to note that the bushy stuff
> is only growing next to
> the co2 infeed to the tank.
> Thanks again for the input
> > Subject: Re: [Killietalk] black brush algae
> > To: "'killifish discussion list'"
> <killietalk at aka_org>
> > Dera FishFolk,
> > I had a lot of black brush algae in my slate
> apistogramma tank. It doesn't
> > get enough water changes, since it is in my office
> at the college.
> > Olive nerite snails will eat BBA. They cleaned the
> tank up. They are <$1
> > from Arizona Aquatic Gardens
> > They ship things overnight so that is expensive.
> > Nerite snails are sensitive to flubendazole and I
> haven't been able to
> > re-introduce them to the tank after I treated a
> sick fish.
> > Currently I have Ilydon furcidens, the
> goldenfronted livebearer, in the tank
> > and they have eaten all the algae that reappeared
> when the snails were
> > removed. You can get these very inexpensively from
> ALA members. They are a
> > large, active livebearer and may not be something
> you want permanently in
> > the tank.
> > In my planted tank at home, which is a retirement
> home for old or
> > partnerless killies, I have rosy barbs. They eat
> thread algae and except for
> > salvinia, leave the plants alone.
> > Good luck,
> > Earl
> > --------------------------------------------
> > Earl Blewett Ph.D.
> > Associate Professor of Microbiology
> > Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology
> > Oklahoma State University
> > Center for Health Sciences
> > College of Osteopathic Medicine
> > 1111 W 17 St. Tulsa, OK 74107
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