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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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    Whats that supposed to mean?!
     
  2. Guidoman888

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    Maybe he posted the wrong topic. No clue why he came up with that elseways =/
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    me either!?
     
  4. James0816

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    lol..just being honory about trying to get you help in the aquatic variety. ;o)

    i know, i know.....but hey....i tried....that should count for something right?

    <ducks for cover>
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I appreciate the help too! Figured I would try the peroxide first.... less drastic than another break down which I would have lost some Cardinals doing that too :confused:

    I did the last time I did it! (about 5 dead)

    So to loose 4 more, it does not bother me..... I just wish I could find the body of the GBR!!!! That one is driving me NUTS! You would think a fish that large would not just disappear!

    No, its gone! I fed them the past 3 days and have not seen it! ALL my fish swim to the front even if I step near it too look in the tank! They yell for food all day and would eat all day if they could! :)

    My discus are chunky things! :) Their bellies are bloated out they eat so much (not bloat though, just stuffed fish!)
     
  6. Guidoman888

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    Like my fish :) Coming in front of the tank mooching for food. It's a fish's dream to eat all day :)
     
  7. James0816

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    The only thing that scares me are them discs. Adding all this stuff to the water and then facing the possibility of yet another break down....yikes!
     
  8. LemonDiscus

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    Believe it or not these guys are tough! I am more concerned with the Cardinals... they are not as hardy as the Discus!

    The secret to keeping healthy happy Discus: Keep them Eating!
     
  9. LemonDiscus

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    Well, my water is kind of cloudy with TONS of particles floating in it.... sounds like your experience Anthony :confused:

    On the plus not most of the algae is REALLY red with white tips! [dancing]

    There was another algae I noticed before treatment too... I did not say anything about it but it looked like my wifes hair (LONG and curly) and was kind of a reddish color, dark red!

    It all now is cherry red and coming loose from what it is attached to.
     
  10. James0816

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    thread algae by the sound of it
     
  11. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Yeah, that is what I found online... is it also called strand algae?
     
  12. Anthony

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    Yep, exactly what my water did for a few days.
     
  13. LemonDiscus

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    That Magnum 350 will do its job though :D

    That is all that filter is really good for, removing particles!
     
  14. Guidoman888

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    I dont have any floating around right now but I used to pick em out with a little net. That was a pain when I just got the tank :)
     
  15. Anthony

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    How's the algae looking today ?
     
  16. LemonDiscus

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    ehhh, I brushed some off of the driftwood, looks like I will need to treat again in a few days :confused:

    I did read that you may have to do it over the course of a month or so.... (Treating 1x a week)
     
  17. Anthony

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    Did/do you have a lot of it in your tank ?
     
  18. LemonDiscus

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    Yes.... like I mentioned it was really coating most of my slower growing plants, rocks and driftwood!

    I mean, its not like carpet, but everything has patches all over it :confused:

    Much of it is kind of gooey now but some still is clinging on to whatever it grew on.
     
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    Oh okay. Yours sounds A LOT worse than mine was. I only had little strands growing on the plants.
     
  20. LemonDiscus

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    Yeah, its not really very good in there. The thing is it popped up in like 2 days time from nothing... the good news it is not spreading anymore now!

    You really cannot see it from a distance, it isnt until you walk up to the tank can you notice all of the algae.... Again it is spotty on everything.... The growth on my filter intake seems to be the worst! That is the one that it wont come off of! I could always take off the intakes and bleach soak them :D That and the heaters :confused: