algae boom in small concrete pond

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    Rajesh

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    Hi, new to this forum.
    I am from india
    Atm temp 30-42℃

    Container A
    Size 4ftx3ftx1ft concrete pond on ground
    1 small water Lilly, 2 lotus seedling
    Black mollies (3 big female, 4 hybrid fry)


    Container B

    2.5 ft dia concrete pot, with water tower, 2 lotus seedling, 1 black tetra, 4 red zebra danio, 1 white Molly male, 1 sail fin color changing Molly male

    Container C

    Glass aquarium 5 mm, size: 30 inch x10 inch x10 inch

    Small internal filter , heater, pebble substrate, 3 guppies male



    Container D

    Glass bowels with a hybrid fry in each with mustards plant growing on top.
     
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    Container A showing slight algae growth on walls

    Container B has turned to dark green color water, water tower of 6 inch dia has turned green, I have changed water 4 days back, again the same thing water turning green too fast. Sun light 2-3 hours

    This kind of algae is not coming off easily, need to scrub the glass tower to remove it , it's rough


    Any idea how to lower algae growth?
     
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    welcome , do you have pics , how much do u feed?
     
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    The one you call algae just sound like muck like we get on liners .Nutrients must be high .The first one may be above he limits in fish .Aeration is important
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    I restrict diet so they could clean the wall by themselves, still 4-5 pellets/fish(mustard sized pellet)

    These are some old pictures
    Container A

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    Container B
    check the video https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8utGIvKK5V_N18ydFAtNkZZdjA
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    This is an old pic, now glass has turned green

    This is how much green it is now
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    Container C
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    guppies don't like photo session, they run to other side
    Container D
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    some algae are starting to grow on roots
     
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    hi , try to place it in full shade or cooler area and feed only 2 times a week or less , add some water plants and submerged ones they will absorb extra nutrients which is feeding the algae then see , usually the wall algae is inevitable and not harmful it provides food and oxygen . i have one aquarium out side under a shade but it still gets some green on wall , i need to wipe front glass weekly

    u will get this plant easily in india
    [​IMG]
     
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    Lotus plant is growing slowly, You are right I will cover the water and see if the green coloration lessen, I have devil's ivy I will put them in it to absorb some nutrients.


    What kind of plant is that?
    I think the right word is pea soup.;)
     
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    its Cyperus papyrus
     
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    Thank you, I almost stopped feeding them, as the temperature is rising (summer) water looks much cleaner with some algae on the walls only.
     
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    The algae that is growing on the walls and sides of ponds, be they glass, liner, concrete or whatever substance....is normal and an integral part of the eco-system. It is supported by an underlying layer of biofilm which is home to all of the beneficial bacteria that resides in an aquatic environment. There is no way to permanently remove this organic coating which is good because the entire aquatic ecosystem would collapse if it did not exist.
     
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