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How to get rid of staghorn algae

How to get rid of staghorn algae

November 26, 2019 1 min read

Staghorn algae appear as thick grey hairs on the edges of leaf margins. They can be hard to remove by hand. They differ from BBA (Black brush algae) in that BBA has a finer texture and usually darker color.
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How to control fuzz/hair/thread algae (filamentous algae)

How to control fuzz/hair/thread algae (filamentous algae)

August 06, 2019 2 min read

Filamentous algae includes hair, fur, fuzz, thread algae. All these have common trigger factors and tend to attach to damaged or stressed plants. Healthy, well maintained planted tanks should be completely free of filamentous algae.
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How to control brown algae (diatoms)

How to control brown algae (diatoms)

August 06, 2019 1 min read

Diatoms, also known as brown algae, appear as brown patches on plants. Brown algae is common in new setups for the first couple of weeks. Often, brown algae or diatoms can go away without much intervention as the tank matures. Read on to find out how to remove brown algae or diatoms from planted tank.
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How to get rid of green dust algae

How to get rid of green dust algae

August 06, 2019 2 min read

Green dust algae is a common algae that appears as a green film on tank walls. It is easily wiped off but comes back quickly. For aquascapers that had tanks with chronic GDA, wiping the glass on a weekly basis might seem like an inevitable thing - I assure you that it is not. Read on to find out how to control green dust algae (GDA) in a planted aquarium.
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How to get rid of cladophora algae

How to get rid of cladophora algae

August 06, 2019 1 min read

Having problems with tough, green filamentous threads-like algae in your planted tank? You are having cladophora algae. Cladophora algae is a higher level algae which is undeterred by healthy plant mass. Read how to remove cladophora algae in your planted tank.
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How to control cyanobacteria (Blue-green algae) in an aquarium

How to control cyanobacteria (Blue-green algae) in an aquarium

August 06, 2019 1 min read

Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae (BGA) is often caused by a combination of deteriorating plants, excess organic waste at substrate level and poor flow or poor oxygen levels. Read on more to find out what causes cyanobacteria in aquarium and how to get rid of BGA in planted tank.
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How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)

How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)

August 06, 2019 2 min read

Black beard algae first appear as small furry black dots as small as the tip of a pen before blossoming into full size. How to remove BBA from planted tank? It depends on where the algae is attached to. Read on to find out more what is BBA and solutions to get rid of BBA.
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Green Spot Algae

How to control green spot algae (GSA)

August 06, 2019 1 min read

There is a difference between green spot algae (GSA) vs green dust algae (GDA). Green spot algae forms distinct circular dots that are very tough to scrape off while green dust algae is easily wiped/scrapped away. GDA forms much more quickly than GSA.
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How to control Green water algae in a planted tank

How to control Green water algae in a planted tank

August 05, 2019 1 min read

The primary cause for green pea soup is excess ammonia coupled with strong light for extended periods. Find out how to get rid of green water algae or green pea soup in this post.
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Do excess nutrients trigger algae growth in planted tank?

Do excess nutrients trigger algae growth in planted tank?

August 03, 2019 3 min read

Debunking the myth of 'Excess nutrients' as the principal trigger of algae growth in planted tank.
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Algae 101: what actually triggers algae in a planted tank

Algae 101: what actually triggers algae in a planted tank

January 01, 2019 3 min read

What actually triggers algae in a planted aquarium? How do we avoid these triggers? This article examines all these and more.
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