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Old 05-20-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Algae on side of tank.

Is there any gud equipment or tips to get rid of green algae on side of tank? Or shud i just do a water change more often? 1 month at min.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Algae magnets. Its as easy as wiping it off. Look into a product called Mag-Float.
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If that doesn't do it for the tough algae then use a scraper.
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Also running gfo in a reactor will significantly cut back glass growth as well as other algae's. Will help cut back algae growth by minimizing free phosphate.
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Also running gfo in a reactor will significantly cut back glass growth as well as other algae's. Will help cut back algae growth by minimizing free phosphate.
Sorry, gfo reactor?
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Yes, this is a reactor.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...reactor-1.html

GFO stands for Granular Ferric Oxide. It is a phosphate binding media that removes unbound phosphate from the water column. If can simply be hung in a bag inside the aquarium however this is not very effective and efficient and GFO is best run in a reactor like the one listed above. They are fairly inexpensive.

Algae feeds on nitrates and phosphates, lowering the amount of free phosphate by using GFO will cut down your glass growth, it wont stop it but it will significantly help.
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Yes, this is a reactor.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...reactor-1.html

GFO stands for Granular Ferric Oxide. It is a phosphate binding media that removes unbound phosphate from the water column. If can simply be hung in a bag inside the aquarium however this is not very effective and efficient and GFO is best run in a reactor like the one listed above. They are fairly inexpensive.

Algae feeds on nitrates and phosphates, lowering the amount of free phosphate by using GFO will cut down your glass growth, it wont stop it but it will significantly help.
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