02-11-2008, 08:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
| | White Algae?
I am getting a white cotton like growth in my plants that after time becomes long and thread like similar to blue-green algae.
I have no idea what it is or how to get rid of it. I use CO2 Fert to maintain a pH of 6.7 (However, it is going up and is at 6.9 now - this is new). I change 20-25% of the water weekly with aged tap water that has been treated with CO2 and maintained at the same pH and temp as the tank water. The 75 gal tank is heavly planted - Anubias, hornwort, Wisteria, java Fern, Java Moss, 3 species of Crypts, and Giant Val. and receives 5 hours of light (4-54W T-5 Florscent) a 3 hour Siesta and another 5 hours of light.
Can anyone tell me what it is and how to combat it? Since it's white I don't think removing light will help.
I forgot to mention the tank houses about 50 Neons, 8 Corys, 2 SAE's and 8 Ottos along with 40 Ghost Shrimp.