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Old 08-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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algae........

What can i do to keep it to a minimum? i dont mind it being on the rocks as much as on the glass. any suggestions?
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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I know the basics.....keep the heat down and keeping the lights off for periods of time.......im already doing that and it still is getting on the glass
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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Live plants help UV sterilizer is only real sure fire way of dealing with it though.
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What is uv sterilizer?
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What is uv sterilizer?
It's a huge waste of money, that's what it is.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #6
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Depends what 1 and the type of algae to how effective it is. Apart from light and heat, live plants help and only feed your fish what they need. Apart from that it's just scrubbing it I'm afraid.
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I do not use chemicals in my tank of thats what the uv sterilizer is. I gradually turned my heat down and lights are only on at night
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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It's not chemicals it's a light that is good for getting rid of green water algae but it's not so effective on surface algae like you have, how much do you feed? What's your stock? What tank size?
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55 gallon with 2 redhump eartheaters and a panda cory. The cory is about an inch and the eartheaters are about 3.5". feed them once a day and enough food for about 20-30 seconds of feeding. Could it be my lights? i have 2 aqua-glo lightbulbs
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