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Old 06-16-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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black algae remedy?

Tank is planted but otherwise not inhabited, meaning no fish. Heavily planted with dwarf HC and crypts. Any remedies that can be a little more extreme since there aren't fish in there or am I stuck with using recommended doses of algae fix ? Thanks for any advice.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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Since you already have live plants to compete with the algea I would recommend a mystery snail or some other type just NOT a pond snail. Those thing will reproduce like crazy
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Black tufts of algae? Nothing will really eat that. SAE will but they get lazy after a while. Spot treating with excel works to kill it. It will turn pink then drop off after a few weeks. To make sure it doesn't come back you will have to look into your lighting schedule, ferts and water change schedule. I think lights on too long will cause it. I'm sure someone will come along and confirm or deny soon.
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You can spot treat 3ml per 10 gallons of 3% H2O2. Turn off your light and filter for 20 minutes while treating.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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I second the H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) method.
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