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Old 05-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #11
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I wouldn't black out for an entire week, the most I would go would be 3 days. What you can do as a tactical strategy to help get ahead of the algae is physically remove as much as you can (scrub the rocks in a bucket of tank water outside the tank), then immediately do a 50% change, then black out for the 3 days. That should be aggresive enough to get you back on the right track.

If the algae dies in your tank, then the nutrients they have stored up will be released back into the water and start the whole cycle over again. That's the logic behind scrubbing them down outside the tank to get rid of the stored nutrients.
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I wouldn't black out for an entire week, the most I would go would be 3 days. What you can do as a tactical strategy to help get ahead of the algae is physically remove as much as you can (scrub the rocks in a bucket of tank water outside the tank), then immediately do a 50% change, then black out for the 3 days. That should be aggresive enough to get you back on the right track.

If the algae dies in your tank, then the nutrients they have stored up will be released back into the water and start the whole cycle over again. That's the logic behind scrubbing them down outside the tank to get rid of the stored nutrients.
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Great advice.
Thank you sir!
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I think I will try that
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:01 AM   #15
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I did a Pwc but I still see signs of New algae growth.
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it'll take a couple of PWC to see a difference. When doing a PWC, you only take out a small percentage of the nutrients needed by the algae to grow, but over time, it'll add up
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