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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Green algae

Ok I have really been neglecting my tank. We are in the process of getting our house ready to put up for sale and I also have three boys in sports that we travel a lot with, so i have been really busy and my tank has suffered.
My stock has dwindled down a lot and since we may be moving soon I have not bought any new stock. I have a 100gallon tank that is lightly to moderately planted, Eco complete substrate, I have 12 neon tetras 4 glow light tetras 2 pristella(sp) tetras 2 corys, 1bn pleco 1clown pleco, lots of mts and a couple of assassin snails , and about 6 amono shrimp.
Now the major problem is green algae on my glass that I really have to scrub hard at even with a scraper to get rid of. Is there anything anyone can suggest to help?
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Could try having the lights off for one day then hitting it with the scraper
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Without a picture of the algae it's hard to say what you have. But the only algae that is really hard to remove is green spot algae. Run your lights only 6 hours a day and use a timer if needed. Most algae is easily removed with an algae magnet but if you have something like spot algae you often need to use a razor blade which easily scrapes it off.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Thanks I believe it is green spot algae , thanks. I guess I will just keep scraping
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