What type of algae is this?

Discussion in 'Identification' started by dragonet123, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. dragonet123

    dragonet123

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A
    Hello, recently this algae has began to grow in my aquarium and now it is starting to take over the aquarium! Should I get rid of it? and if so how?

    Thanks.

    upload_2014-6-17_17-16-6.jpg
     
    dragonet123, Jun 17, 2014
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. dragonet123

    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    8,985
    Likes Received:
    1,470
    Location:
    Englewood, CO
    I assume you're talking about the green algae which is hair algea (the pink stuff is cyano). Both are no good.

    Can we get some more information from you? How old is the tank? How long has it been set up? What you're lighting like? What are your parameters? What's your stock list? What kind of equipment are you running?
     
    ErinCahir, Jun 17, 2014
    #2
    Aquarian likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. dragonet123

    dragonet123

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A
    My aquarium is six months old, my lighting is AquaticLife Edge Led (I recently updated my lighting and right after is when the algae started to appear) I have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrates, and 0 nitrites, and I have two clownfish and a green chromis.
     
    dragonet123, Jun 18, 2014
    #3
  4. dragonet123

    hickernellc92

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aurora, IL USA
    A better light source could increase the amount of algae for a while. If you have green hair algae and cyano, then there is a nutrient problem in you system. Do you have a GFO reactor? How big is your system and what if your skimmer rated for? For the green hair algae, emerald crabs should keep it in check.
     
    hickernellc92, Jul 2, 2014
    #4
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.