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Is This An Algae Bloom Starting? / VIDEO ADDED
You can call it whatever you want but its defenetly not a good thing for the tank but i want to know how you figure algae bloom when the algae would be white. All i see is the white cloudy water, so i guess i want to know how you came up with your theory of it being a algae bloom because ive never heard of "white algae"?
On the video it looks white but boy it is GREEN in person
Jim, it's an algae bloom. Like most have said on here. I have experienced the exact same thing in my heavily lit tropheus tank. Algae can float and live at the same time. Jim, have you ever seen swampwater? Same deal. Scoop out the water and there is algae floating around. Same in a bay area that gets lots of light. It's algae. Has nothing to do with the fluvals or age of bulbs. Too much light = Algae. See ya at the swap Jim!
Yeah i am going the algae route also from what it does and how GREEN it gets. i am following what you and the others recommended and will pick up that sterilizer in a week or so.
Yes see you there!
How long has the tank been set up?
When was the last time you had your water tested?
What do you have in the Fluvals?
How old are the bulbs?
That's an algae bloom allrighty! My suggestions:
1. Turn off the lights for a week.
2. Continue to feed lightly as you already are with the lights off. They will find the food with just ambient lighting.
3. Remove the stronger of the two bulbs. Like others said, way more light than needed for those fish / type of tank.
4. When you resume lighting, 3, 4 ,5 hours a day is good.
Failing that, get a UV sterilizer and enjoy crystal clear water. ;D
And I got your PM, I will respond shortly
OK will do all that.........
light was on maybe 6 hours this week total the stuff just wont go away >
No lights for a week- done!
yes feeding very lightly like every three days and yeah i see they need no light to eat
Will remove one bulb today
lighting will be less than 5 hours a day after i get sterilizer getting a new 9 watt twist from a guy for 60.00 about half price in 2 weeks
Doing a 25% water change today
looking forward to crystal clear water
Thanks Bob and everyone else for your help!!
No worries on the PM i know you are busy