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Old 03-18-2008, 12:31 PM   #11
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I have some pics of my newest macro tank here:
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Just get snails that clean glass.

My point is this, if you hired a pool guy, and your pool was covered in algae, wouldn't you get a new pool guy? Algae is an easy problem to handle, if your paying someone to maintain your tank they should keep it clean.
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Two weeks is kind of soon to be seeing coraline algae, even with cured LR. This sounds more like an algae (possibly diatom) bloom. Is it on the sand and rocks as well? How hard is it to scrape off?
Since the rocks were cured, it is hard to tell. Sand looks slightly green and the algae is just starting on the side walls, but just lightly. I haven't tried to scrape it off (I am away from my office on a biz trip), but will check it out when I get home. This might just be green algae. Is it common to have any algae on the back and side glass or are they supposed to remain crystal clear? I will post a photo in a day or two.
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I have some pics of my newest macro tank here:
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Just get snails that clean glass.

My point is this, if you hired a pool guy, and your pool was covered in algae, wouldn't you get a new pool guy? Algae is an easy problem to handle, if your paying someone to maintain your tank they should keep it clean.
I agree about a pool, but i am trying to gauge whether it is reasonable for me to require the maintenance company keep all the glass free of algae or whether some is common. Since I am new to aquariums, i am out of my element.
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I have to clean my glass every couple days with a mag float. You'll get a slight brown or green "haze" on the glass. In my experience, I believe this is normal. Even with snails. Takes about 2 minutes to clean the glass.
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