wolfohawk Posted March 26, 2022 Share Posted March 26, 2022 Hello all, I recently returned to the hobby about 3 or so months ago after a 5 year hiatus after moving killed everything. My ten gallon tank sits by a window that while it has a curtain has one of those that you can sort of see through. In any case over the last two or three weeks I've had an explosion of green algae that texturally is somewhat slimy. I only really have a light on first thing in the morning and some in the evening as no one is home to enjoy them during the day except on the weekends and with the window I feel they get enough light otherwise, however I do have one of those hydroponic farms sitting relatively close to the tank and think it might be causing the sudden bloom. I was having a bloom of the brown kind, but I just moved my Otto into the tank for about a week and that was all taken care of. I have in there a water sprite that I am having to cut back about once every week and a half, two medium plants that I'm not every sure what they are as I bought them at a chain store and the name was literally red plant, but they have some red and green leaf structures and the only thing I can say is they definitely aren't crypts, and I have a small pink flamingo crypt, other than that I have a medium sponge filter, a small sponge filter (getting it ready for a 5 gallon shrimp tank I want to try out), a betta, 5 danios, 4 shrimp, and a black mystery snail. I'm going to try to include a picture if I can get the picture transferred from my phone to this computer. This tank was set up specifically for the betta that I got very small and wasn't even sure what kind of fin/tail structure he was going to have (he was so small when I got him, he couldn't even eat betta pellets). So finally to the question, is this algae good or bad, ecologically? I know it kinda looks bad, but before I try to totally clean it up when I do my weekly maintenance tomorrow, I want to make sure I'm not going to cause the tank to crash. Also, any idea how to minimize it so it doesn't look so bad or if worse and its bad kind of algae how to eradicate it? Keep in mind that my fish are acting normally and my numbers are running normal 0, 0, 20. Hopefully these pictures will allow you to see. Thanks, Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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