View Full Version : Green Algae

03-16-2003, 03:25 PM
My 125g. has been cycled and stocked for a little over 2 months now. I initially had a little problem with red slime(?) but that seems to be going away. I have not seen any green algae and received the advice to leave my lights on for several days. That seemed like it would be awfully stressful to the fish. Did the guy know what he was talking about?
Thanks, Sam

03-16-2003, 04:23 PM
you want green algae? If you do, leave your linghts on for 14 hours a day.

03-16-2003, 05:59 PM
[quote:366439b828="surfdude660"]you want green algae? If you do, leave your linghts on for 14 hours a day.[/quote:366439b828]

i second that, though i'd say between 10 and 14 hours per day.

03-16-2003, 08:06 PM
I have only been leaving them on about 7-8 hrs./day, so I guess that explains it.
Thanks folks.

03-18-2003, 09:43 PM
Why are you pursuing green algae. Do you keep Africans? Grazers?

03-18-2003, 09:56 PM
I screwed up when I moved this thread: Sam originally--and correctly--posted it in the African Tank forum, I think.

03-18-2003, 10:55 PM
[quote:e6d1d10e44="chc"]Why are you pursuing green algae. Do you keep Africans? Grazers?[/quote:e6d1d10e44]

chc--yah, i'm pretty sure that sam's got mbuna in that tank.

03-20-2003, 08:42 PM
WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY? I couldn't get in! Did I miss something?
Like I always say Tom, "It's so hard to get good help these days" :D Gypsy's right, I had nothing but mbunas until recently I got an 8" male D. compressiceps. I will only allow the green algae to flourish in specific areas. Sort of a salad bar for the mbuna. Of course I'm going to add an ultraviolet sterilizer, so that may eliminate it anyway. It has been my experience in the past that about the time green algae shows up, the red slime disappears. Don't know if there is any connection. I glad I'm back in, I was getting panicky :shock:

03-21-2003, 02:39 PM
sam-i-am...you missed the announcement? site was down while it was being moved to different server.b

03-21-2003, 07:54 PM
Did u get this cichlid:[img:d93974e7bd]http://perso.club-internet.fr/burnel/Mal/Dcompressiceps.JPG[/img:d93974e7bd] Is it harder 2 take care of african than american ? And from where are the easiest african cichlids? Malawi or lake victoria etc.

03-21-2003, 10:26 PM
Yep, that's him! His face is a little more sort of turquoise metallic blue than that and his body has a little more of a blue tint to the silver. Hope I was the one you were asking, there was an overlap on your picture and some of the messages. Maybe my computer. It's a piece of junk.

03-29-2003, 08:04 PM
I have a small 10 gallon for my fry, and the green algae builds up so quick in this tank compared to my larger tanks.....do any of you guys know why that would be? the fry graze on the algae as much as my adults in my other tanks, and the 10 gal. has the same type of lighting, and light is on for same amount of time. The water is exactly the same as my other tanks as well. Is it because its a small tank? The one thing that boggles my mind more is that its no where near a window....completely dark when the lights are off. One of my other tanks is right beside a window, and I never have an algae problem in that one ! :confused: