Originally posted by stir-fry
what colour is the algae?
what's your daily light period?
how many watts of lights do you have?
have you been adding fertilizer?
how long has the tank been running for?
what kind of shrimp ghost shrimp do nothingOriginally posted by stir-fry
the really bright green algae is the good kind.. shrimps, otos and sae's will take care of that real quick.
you could also turn the lighting period down just a touch.. to maybe 10 hours a day for a little while.
some people add fast growing plants to suck up the extra nutrients too.
Originally posted by Ditto Much
they are usually just referred to as algae eating shrimp.Originally posted by Ditto Much
what kind of shrimp ghost shrimp do nothing
caridina japonicaOriginally posted by stir-fry
they have a more technical name cardonicas something or other, but most stores with the the Algae eating shrimp title.
the big glass structure is actually a water fall so I'm pretty sure that the circulation is fine.Originally posted by stargurl*
See if it comes off in sheets / feels slimy between your fingers / stinks, if it is, it's probably blue-green algae (cyanobacteria, not actually an algae, and don't let blue-green confuse you either, it can be many colors). It is a pain in the ass and I have a recurring problem with it in my planted tank.
A round of erythromycin will knock it out but I've found that even that hasn't permanently done the trick in my tank.
No fish/shrimp will eat BGA, it's toxic.
It may be a sign of poor water quality, but not always. Have you done tests?
It's easy to remove just by pulling it off or using a gravel vac, but it will come back if you deal with it this way.
Increasing circulation may help, I've been meaning to buy a powerhead to try this in my own tank for a while now.
Back to studying, ugh