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Old 02-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #41
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That would probably help but if u scrape it off it's still in the tank. It might just colonize on something else. You could try a turbo snail or two or other snail species.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #42
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I have algae scrubbed for the past 20 years. It works fine, but is a bit of work to setup. Probably the most effective way to strip nutrients from the water. Certainly one of the most natural ways of doing it.

If you don't remove the algae from the system, the nutrients just recycle and make more algae.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #43
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To the op, how's your alk? (dkh)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:41 PM   #44
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Just got freakin tired of the ugly green hair and pulled most of it off. I don't know my alk. Lol prob should get alk and calcium test kits. Next lfs run, I will get them
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10 turbo snails in the tank just ow there busy as can be going at it feel like a made a great purchase.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #46
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Awesome! And 10? How big is your tank?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #47
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55g I heard reccomendations on 1 per 3 gallons
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #48
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O okay 10 isn't that many.
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No but they deffinetly have put a huge dent in the algae since 4 oclock.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #50
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Wow I might try one
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