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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by McPikie, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. McPikie

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    [​IMG]20140820_232352 by McPikie, on Flickr

    I had some weird green algae the other week. Looked like cyano, but green. I put it down to hot weather/pollen in the air. Sucked as much as I could out with the siphon. Now have these weird bubbles on my rock

    Is this nitrite?
     
  2. warby

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    I get them sometimes with a random patch of green algea under them. Doesn't happen very often for me but would like to know what it is now someone else has mentioned it
     
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    Cyano. The bubbles are gases, Oxygen expelled by the cyano.
     
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    My return pump sometimes sends a few bubbles into tank, these get stuck in any algae and look very similar to your picture. xxx
     
  5. warby

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    Can you get green cyano?
     
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    green, blue, red, brown etc etc
     
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    Fish farts!?
     
  8. McPikie

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    OK, so it's nothing "poisonous" so to speak.

    I think I need to have another dose of the phosphate remover then
     
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    [MENTION=20055]McPikie[/MENTION], the stuff iv got looks the same as yours but bright green. And according to test kits I have 0 phos and 2.5 nitrate. Just out of interest what are your phos and nitrate?
     
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    Mine is too, bright green. Someone inferred it was from pollen, as it only started a few weeks ago when we had that hot weather.

    Last time I tested Phos it was 0.03, but I dont have a nitrite/nitrate kit. I should really get one.

    I'm gonna siphon as much out as I can tonight and start dosing with the tank tests phos remover I have
     
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    iv just been reading about the pollen it was starfishenterprise that posted it. i dont own a nitrite kit anymore just nitrate lol. wonder if it will all magically disappear whne it gets a bit cooler outside
     
  12. McPikie

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    Still got this **** in my tank. Phos is showing lower than 0.003, all corals are healthy, but this crap will not go away. I am siphoning out as much as I can on water changes, and have 4 true mexican turbos, but they dont seem to touch it.

    It's really getting me down now. I dunno if I am sporing it when I siphon it
     
  13. Clearwater

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    I had it too for a while this summer, bright green form of Cyano I think

    Activated Carbon
    Increased flow
    Stronger light on the Fugue

    Is how I tackled it
     
  14. McPikie

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    I dont have a fuge. I am making a carbon/phos reactor this week though so will get that online asap
     
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    Its Phos fuelling it now the pollen has gone and it may be locked in the rock, it will pass but not nice to look at.

    Po4 reduction and DOC removal will help eliminate it for you
     
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    OK, so should I start dosing with my Phos remover that I got from [MENTION=11711]tanktests[/MENTION] ?

    I'm not sure what to dose though if I wont be able to accurately measure the phos level is this algae is using it.
     
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