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[Killietalk] black beard algae
>I have found this tread very interesting, but discouraging news. I have
>BBA in my 180 gallong tank and it is not wanted. I went and purchased 30
>and then 20 more of the Olive nerite snails and they would rather die than
>eat the BBA. I have zero other algae in the tank. The one thing that is
>correct is that if you have a lot of plants they will suck the nutrients
>out of the water and algae will not grow. I assume that I have something
>wrong in the fertilizer or light area.
I am using seachem flourish and seachem flourish with iron. Should I be
using some other fertilizer????
I also have VHO lighting on the tank 4 three footers for 12 hours a
day. These are fairly old lamps and probably need to be replaced. I think
that maybe the wave length might have changed, even though the light output
is like looking into the sun.
I would purchase the siamese algae eaters if they would do the trick, but I
heard that they wont....anyone have any feedback on this?
Also would the Florida Flag Fish - (Manditory killie content) eat this
Someone also said that Seachem excel would help retard the growth. Anyone
know if this will work and at what concentration????
Thanks for the help.
>Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 09:24:18 -0800
>From: "Markus Brown" <thefishbiologist at charter_net>
>Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Black Brush Algae
>To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
>One negative aspect is that it can clog sponge filters and other filters
>with an intake if the situation becomes out of control. I have this crap all
>over in my store tanks and have to essentially bleach the tank and start
>over when it gets to bad. I wish I had a supplier for the Olive nerite
>snails mentioned earlier! Antibiotics does not kill black brush algae that I
>deal with here. Perhaps there are others it will work on.
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