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black beard/brush algae (questions & advice)

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by LemonDiscus, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I need another bottle of peroxide :confused:
     
  2. Anthony

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    My bottle is almost empty too.
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I bought the big bottle and it is all gone now :(

    Good thing it is only a buck!
     
  4. Anthony

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    Yeah luckily peroxide isn't expensive.
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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  6. James0816

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    Ummmmmm........oooooooooooook!

    :roll:
     
  7. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Sorry, I could not help myself last night :)
     
  8. James0816

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    So how bad is this algae anyway? Can you post some pics?
     
  9. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    It will be a bit later.... I am home now, gotta take the kids to the babysitter and have to leave to do a remote install around 11.... My tank is off now and I am not turning it on... I might grab a shot around 9 or 10 today and turn the lights on for the day early then but right now I am not going to.

    Here is kind of a description of the infection:
    Micro Swords - starting to get beard growth
    Chain Swords - pretty covered in beard
    Driftwood - starting to look green and fuzzy.... about 80% covered on 1 piece with a light infection of beard
    Amazon Swords - Starting to get a bit of fuzz on them, rather minimal though
    Anubias - Starting to get fuzzy
    Filter Intakes - fairly large spots of established beard growth
    Some Rocks - light established bead growth

    This all poped up in like a week! At this rate I will have fuzzy fish in another week! :)
     
  10. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    whoohoohaahaahaa The algae is mostly red now!!!! I put the lights on early and noticed that almost all of the algae went from dark green last night to red today!!!! Another bottle of peroxide and another dose in a few days and this stuff will be HISTORY!!!! *hopefully!
     
  11. LemonDiscus

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    And I think I lost a few more tetras from the dose... I only see 9 today :confused:
     
  12. Anthony

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    You did add more than recommended...
     
  13. LemonDiscus

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    I know.... not too upset about it... I REALLY want that algae gone... The discus seem fine though!

    That just means I will have to get another load of Cardinals soon! Hopefully my Angels will pull through and spawn again!
     
  14. Anthony

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    Hope so. :D
     
  15. Guidoman888

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    Tetras are great but sometimes die easy I think. Well Maybe you should wait with adding some?
     
  16. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    :) I have to!!!! I am broke!

    Yeah, Cardinals are even more sensitive than other strains.... I lost 7 over the past few months from moving them when I cleaned the tank.... so I lost 4 last night!

    The bad thing is I cannot find bodies..... I am also missing 1 GBR (it has been missing a few days now?!?) Again, no body?

    I kind of accept a loss, and with sensitive fish like Cardinals and GBR's its going to happen... heck even with Discus it happens!
     
  17. Guidoman888

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    Yep,, You've got the harder species. That's wierd you didnt even find one body? Well good luck with it!
     
  18. LemonDiscus

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    I agree and ALL of those fish that are missing are WAY too big to fit in ANYTHINGs mouth!!

    I have peeked in my plants, under rocks, around driftwood, the intake prefilters and see nothing?
     
  19. Guidoman888

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    Thats one strange thing.. And I think they wont hide like that :O Keep me up to date when you find something!
     
  20. James0816

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    no comment

    <whistles silently to himself>

    :D

    I need to have that used car salesman trait in me. I might be able to talk you into sumpin. ;)

    Sry...couldn't resist...hope it bounces back though.