Claudiphora

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Claudiphora

Postby Becca » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:27 pm

A couple of years ago my upstairs 33 developed issues with cladophora. I tried everything short of CO2, but finally gave in. It did the trick, until it didn't. My tank isn't empty, diffuser is still working fine, lighting (current satellite plus) hasn't changed, plants and fish are all healthy. I even tried reducing light hours. What else is there to try?
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby Cristy Keister » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:13 pm

Nuke it.
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby GOT MTS? » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:02 pm

GG told me "Algae Eliminator" made by Marineland works awesome on clado
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby Becca » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:22 pm

GOT MTS? wrote:GG told me "Algae Eliminator" made by Marineland works awesome on clado

And won't kill plants? Any idea if it's shrimp safe?
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby halak » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 pm

"Not for use in aquariums with invertebrates or crustaceans."

If you decide to order some, let me know, Becca.
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby Becca » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:29 am

halak wrote:"Not for use in aquariums with invertebrates or crustaceans."

If you decide to order some, let me know, Becca.


I think I'll avoid it. I'd rather have shrimp with algae than no shrimp without it.

Also, several of the reviews I've found mention it killing fish. This is *likely* because a bunch of dead algae caused water quality problems, but still, seems pretty risky.
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby halak » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:47 pm

I saw those bad reviews, but they were on amazon. The reviews on a specialty site were good.
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby Cavan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:25 pm

Are your phosphates high?
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby Becca » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:52 am

Cavan wrote:Are your phosphates high?


I can check. Usually not, but I suppose it's possible that something has changed. I did go ahead and clean the filter sponges, which might have contributed to something like that. One side looked pretty good, but the other looked like I'd missed a cleaning. I did step up water changes a bit, but it hasn't helped.
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Re: Claudiphora

Postby JLW » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:23 pm

I think its the same chemical as algae fix.

Has anyone experimented with Fluconazole? I've heard good things about it on Bryopsis, which is a marine hair algae. It doesn't bother higher marine plants or zooxanthelae, but I have no idea what it'd do in a sweetwater tank.
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