Originally Posted by Beej1254
I'm also not so adamant about cleaning the back glass of algae it's hard to reach and if I miss patches then it looks worse to me then if algae is on it.
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algae growing in a tank isn't a "bad" thing, actually it is desirable. The issue is having it conform to our aesthetic wishes.
I never clean the back wall or one side of my tank, the snails and stuff handle it for me.
After getting my refugium established, I haven't had any issues with rampant algae or cyano
growth in the display. The refugium full of caulerpa makes good use of any nutrients in the water.
My point is we actually want algae growth in our systems and it isn't necessarily always indicative of bad water quality or set-up. I would be far more concerned if there were no algae growing.
the trick is getting to grow where we want.