Algae on glass

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by Afsal, 18 Jul 2007.

  1. Afsal

    Afsal

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Dbn,Kzn
    hiya all

    every second day , i need to clean my front glass of my tank. There's this brown/green algae growing on it. theres tons of corraline growing elsewhere and a bit on the front glass which i wipe off.

    whats the cause of the algae??? excess nutrients ??? is this the norm for one to clean the glass every few days ???
     
  2. Guest




  3. Rod

    Rod

    Joined:
    18 May 2007
    Posts:
    329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Krugersdorp Gauteng
    Yip, afraid so.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Admin

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    5,974
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    KZN
    Some people are lucky and only have to clean once or twice a week.
     
  5. ShaneW

    ShaneW

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got the same prob Afsal
     
  6. OP
    Afsal

    Afsal

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,443
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Dbn,Kzn
    so this is the norm for alage to grow on the glass ???
     
  7. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    yip its normal.i gotta clean my glass everry 3 - 4 days
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,740
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    120 snails :whistling:
     
  9. KevinW

    KevinW

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Glass is crystal clear...just cant see through them damn snails!!
     
  10. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    120 snails hey,thats on what size of a tank :lol:
     
  11. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    28,740
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    :lol: @ Kevin

    Well the pro's overseas do recommend a certain number of snails and crabs per couple of litres, can't remember the exact figures but it worked out to be a whole lot.
     
  12. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    cool.will do a check on that later
     
  13. ShaneW

    ShaneW

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now to find some snails.... they way too expensive at the LFS. I only managed to find one turbo on my last transkei trip, and it fell on its back soon after.
     
  14. Rory

    Rory Admin

    Joined:
    5 May 2007
    Posts:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    JHB
    Yeah if you put in the recommended amount you will spend as much on snails as on live rock :(
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Algae glass Forum Date
Green Algae on Glass General Discussions and Advice 25 Nov 2015
Glass covered in brown like algae?? Nuisance Algae 11 Mar 2015
Algae on glass Beginner Discussions 5 Jun 2013
Hard Green Algae on glass help Nuisance Algae 26 Jan 2013
Brown algae growth on glass... Beginner Discussions 14 Apr 2012
Best way to remove coralline algae of glass General Discussions and Advice 17 Feb 2012
Algae on glass General Discussions and Advice 1 Dec 2011