Aptaisia Pest

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by seank, 19 Mar 2009.

  1. seank

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    Here is something I have been thinking about the last couple of weeks, maybe the Gurus can help me out here.

    I had a huge Aptaisia Farm (made Jacque's problem look like a hickup) in my display tank as well as a lot of Algae. Now, I do not want to discuss the Algae here (They gone from my tank for maybe the same reason the Aptaisa dissapeared )

    I started dosing Bicarb a couple of weeks ago to get my Corraline going, and it did, but during the same time I started dosing Bicarb, I noticed that the Aptaisias also dissapeared. :thumbup:

    I do not have any fish, shrimp, prawn,critter in the tank that likes Aptaisia, so the only conclusion I could come to was that it was the Bicarb that helped erasing the "problem". Can this be true?????? (I have not done anything to the tank during the last couple of weeks except for adding Bicarbonate of Soda)
     
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    wow, interesting observation. Jacques do you dose bi carb?

    warr you do dont you? but only in main tank not in mantis?

    also bicard is a fairly common additive so i am sure others will have comments on this. would be a nice "find"
     
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    Thanks for this Sean. And yes - I do indeed dose sodium bicarbonate - but only once a week or once every week and a halve.... not daily...
    Perhaps I should dose bicarb (far less at a time) on a daily basis?
    Might be worth the try....
     
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    Sean, ek het gestraand gesien dat ek begin om van die lang groen alge in my tank te kry. Dit is nog in die begin stadium net op sekere plekke in die tank. Dit lyk vir my of ek te veer suurstof in my tank het. Is dit die rede vir die alge. Hoekom ek dink dit is te veel suurstof is dat oral in die tank teen die liverock is borreltjies. Is dit dalk 'n siklus wat die tank nou deurgaan?
     
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    I do not know if the Bicarb is the cause of this, but if it is, I am very happy- we will wait for more gurus to respond etc, But I dose 03 Table spoons a day and the growth of the corraline is phenominal, including the Montis. But I bake the Bicarb for 02 hours at 150 degrees before I add it
     
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    I have found that keeping Alk relatively high seems to keep it in check.

    PS: I don't dose BiCarb anymore as I have a CARx that does it for me :)
     
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    Ja, het jy enigsins meer klip in die tank gesit die afgelope paar dae???
     
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    hehe sorry i have a long memory :)
     
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    nee, niks bygevoeg nie en verstaan nie waar die suurstof vandaan kom nie. Daar kom tot klein lug borreltjies so nou en dan uit die sand van die tank
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    guys ,..... bicard = slacked lime?
     
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    As dit uit die sand kom, is dit gewoonlik gasse wat te doen het met 'n cycle
     
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    No Neil - Bicarbonate of soda = sodium bicarbonate = baking SODA (not baking powder)...

    Slaked lime = calcium hydroxide....
     
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