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Old 08-20-2006, 08:31 PM   #1
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water and glass problems??

ive had my tank for about two and half months now....the glass of my fishtank in the inside has stuff growing on it... ( alot of it )... what is it?? and what can i do to control this or prevent it???
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if it is green then its algae. Just get a sponge and wipe it off.
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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yeahh... but how often should i be washing this off??
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as much as you like. My glass is very clean and spotless of algae
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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yeah because i go to the fish stores around my house ... and alll their glasses are spotless... why cant mine look like that :/
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and alll their glasses are spotless... why cant mine look like that :
I guarantee you it doesnt happen by itself
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is there anything i should use in particular to make it look better?!

any fish or anything that will help the procesS??
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a straight edge object, like a kent marine scraper or a razor blade, hold firmly in your hand and scrape.....
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The glass at the LFS is probably cleaned everyday with sponges and scappers. There is no substitute for a little 10 minute/day job.
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Actually, what/how much are you feeding the tank? What is your loghting cycle?
If it is algae, it lives off of DOC and Phosphates. Reduction of these and regimented PWCs, should lower the former two and reduce your algae.
Do you have a clean up crew?
If you update "my info" with your critters/equip/tank size, we might be able to help.
My LFS rarely has algae in their tanks. I am pretty sure she doesn't scrape them everyday....
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