Does anyone know what this red stuff is? should I syringe it with peroxide or Excel? Remove my hair grass and scoop off top layer of gravel?
A aside, should I add anything to my water or just straight out of the tap + Prime?(water report below)
I rearrange the plants fairly often.
I just had a huge outbreak of this Grey-black algae that is now turning red or that is growing in next to the gray stuff, and is mostly growing around the hair grass, which I mowed that down really short which helped spread it around, (forehead slap) Now the red stuff is popping up all over.
My CO2 was down for a couple of days and I’m wondering if I have too much light.
I felt like I just about the hair algae under control, then I took out some large driftwood to put in the stones rearranged the plants yet again and now I have this, whatever this is.
starting over is a option.....lol any thought would be appreciated.
KH 2 GH 8
Phosphate 2.0 -5.0
Ph 6.6 (from drop checker) 7.6 at night
TANK: ADA 60-H 24x18x18 32gal been up for over a year.
FILTRATION/CIRCULATION: 2 Eheim 2226 & a 2211 filter with glass Lily pipes + Koralia circulation pump flow rate 240gph
HEATING: Hydor 200W external inline
CO2: Atomic V3 regulator, Atomic 50m diffuser, 1bps, Timed Solenoid cutoff,
LIGHTING: 2 Marine-land Aquatic Plant LED 24” lights on 8 hours
FERTILIZATION: EI 1/4tsp NO3, 1/16 K 1/16 PO4, dry Plantex+B 1/16, WC 50% once a week
Iron root tabs
SUBSTRATE: Eco complete
Lilaeopsis Mauritius, Fissidens,Bacopa, alteranthera, Nesaea pedicellata, , Wendtii green, Wendtii brown, and as of today Starougyne repens (Thanks Tom, they look awesome)
HARDSCAPE - Manten stone
FISH - 12 Cardinal Tetras, 6 Black Neon Tetra, 3 Amano shrimp, 3 shrimp, 3 Otocinclus 3
DATA FOR 2011 WATER QUALITY REPORT City of St. Louis Water Division
Secondary Contaminants MCL Average Level Detected Range
Alkalinity, Total (mg/L) N/A 61 25 - 108
Calcium (mg/L) N/A 30.0 18.8 - 88.0
Chloride (mg/L) 250 23.2 14.9 - 36.7
Conductivity (:S/cm) N/A 532 356 - 608
(mg/L as CaCO3)
N/A 148 113 - 187
Iron (mg/L) 0.3 0.0284 N.D. - 0.0590
Magnesium (mg/L) N/A 18.5 11.7 - 24.3
Non Carbonate Hardness
(mg/L as CaCO3)
N/A 86.5 68.0 - 112
pH N/A 9.28 8.90 - 9.56
Potassium (mg/L) N/A 5.54 3.63 - 6.98
Sodium (mg/L) N/A 47.4 18.1 - 62.4
Solids, Total Dissolved (TDS)
(mg/L) 500 339 223 - 416
Sulfate 250 158 81.8 - 189