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Old 11-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Can anybody tell me what this black Fuz is around my plant?


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Old 11-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Looks like some type of algae...

:: Ways to Avoid Algae ::

1. Lights should be on at a MAXIMUM of 10 hours. Closer to 8 is ideal, but we all like to sit around and watch our tanks for hours and hours...

2. 25% monthly water changes may or may not be enough. Bi-monthly or even weekly water changes can help.(I do weekly 50% waterchanges)

3. Take it easy on fertilizer. Putting "extra" in doesn't necessarily make your plants grow faster
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Fuzz View Post
Looks like some type of algae...

:: Ways to Avoid Algae ::

1. Lights should be on at a MAXIMUM of 10 hours. Closer to 8 is ideal, but we all like to sit around and watch our tanks for hours and hours...

2. 25% monthly water changes may or may not be enough. Bi-monthly or even weekly water changes can help.(I do weekly 50% waterchanges)

3. Take it easy on fertilizer. Putting "extra" in doesn't necessarily make your plants grow faster
Okay, I usually keep it on for about 4-5 hours. But now, I'll start keeping the light for 8. One more question, i split part of the plant and plant it in another location will it grow?


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Old 11-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #4
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Looks like black beard algae. Search the old threads for bba.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by emc7 View Post
Looks like black beard algae. Search the old threads for bba.
Okay, I'll check the old threads. Thanks for the advice.


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