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Old 03-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #1
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Tank algae solutions?

Does anyone know how to get rid of algae without using chemicals? I don't have any right now but once I see it I want to prevent it from getting worse or starting.
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Keep the temp at the lower end and lights on less. Also look into snails or pleco and keep water quality good
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What type of algae? Pictures would help to identify it as there are different causes that contribute to different types of algae problems. There are no need for chemicals as they are not good to use in tanks. The first step would be cutting your lighting down to only 6 hours a day. What size tank, what are you WC schedule and how much do you change out? Also do you know your nitrate and phosphate readings? Lastly what type lighting do you have and how long do you run them daily.
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Otos do a really good job eating algae imo
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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Algae eaters eat specific types of algae and some algae no algae eater will eat so without knowing the exact type of algae the OP has it's not going to help recommending any algae eaters.
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