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Re: Green Slime

Postby hotsauce1183 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:02 pm

I have been avoiding liquid fertilizer as I wasn't sure how it would affect the canister or even if the canister wouldn't just filter it out of the water.
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Re: Green Slime

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:40 pm

I added the pure and separate chemicals...nitrate and phosphate, so I could get the ratio I wanted. It's nitrate just like the fish make though. So maybe your plants are slow growers (my nitrate went to zero, then the cyanobacteria started).

I like your idea of removing plants and substrate and freshening up the tank.
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Re: Green Slime

Postby elenor » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:55 am

Cyanobacteria is often referred as the blue/green algae. Its prior cause of occurrence in freshwater lakes is improper lighting, the presence of nutrients and lack of O2 environment. Cyanobacteria could be completely removed by a series of processes such as changing the lighting, removing the algae with gravel cleaner, aerate the tank so that it is availed with plenty of O2. Also take care to maintain an environment that won’t allow the reappearance of the bacteria.
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