Ragnarok12 Posted September 13, 2021 Share Posted September 13, 2021 Hey everyone, I have been fighting a localized algae bloom in my Spec V for months, and I can't figure it out. It's a super puffy, billowy gray algae that is easy to remove, but it ALWAYS comes back. The weird thing is that it is only on one branch in my tank, and absolutely nowhere else. The pictures below are of the branch 1 week after plucking everything off with aquascaping tweezers. I do this routine weekly, and it always comes back in force over the following week. I have no other algae in the tank (AT ALL) and have never had issues, even on the buce that I have. I currently have cherry shrimp in the tank, and they won't touch the stuff. I have no nitrites and ammonia, and I keep the nitrates <20 ppm. Ph is around 7.5, temperature is around 76F, light is on for 9 hours a day, which I gradually raised from 6 hours in the beginning with no issues. I'm starting to dose Easy Carbon to see if that does anything, but this algae is so tough that I have low expectations. Anyone have any advice? At the very least, can someone positively identify this algae for me? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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