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Old 05-21-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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hi i have a question about alage. i have a whole lot of it and its becoming a pain in the butt to keep under control. it look like hair alage and its growing every where! how do i keep it under control and if possible how do i get rid of it?
i did have about 20 snails and 30 hermits but all my hermits killed all my snails. lol
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Couple of things, Need to keep your organics down so (1) Need to feed your fish less often. I feed mine every other day. (2) Get a skimmer which will skim a lot of the organics out of the water. (3) Get a UV light which will take care of the algea spores. (4) Do some water changes with good (no tap water) salt water and put a old tooth brush on the end of your siphon hose and try to scrub some of the algea off the rock as you take your water out. I say all this from past experience. The first three have kept algea out for over 6 years. Good luck
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I have read somewhere to use about a cup of white vinegar in a 100 gal tank to keep algae down, Has anyone tryed this & does it work?
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