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Old 20-08-2003, 03:32 PM
Rick
 
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Default Algae Algae Algae


"-=Almazick=-" wrote in message
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Ok guys. I'm fighting with algae and there is nothing else I can do but

just
to give up. I need to know what algae is it? I tried almost everything and
can't get rid of it. I moved down with my light from 144W to 72W (helped a
lot). I do once a week water change apr. 20-30% I feed my fish once a day.

I
keep my light 8-10 hours a day. The algae grows slowly only on plants but

it
always comeback. (I don't get algae on my tank glass)
Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 20, CO2 5-10, Tank size 65G.

Link to my pic with Algae (probably Hair Algae)
http://www.aptyp.com/iB_html/uploads...1557-algae.jpg



I had it in a planted 20g tank and eventually moved the fish out and
bleached everything in a 1 part bleach to 19 parts water solution,
everything, gravel, filter and the plants. When doing the plants you keep
the roots out of the solution and swish the leaf part around for a couple of
minutes. I lost very few plants. I had an extra cycled filter to restart
the tank all over again. That was almost a year ago and the stuff never came
back. Since that time I came across this article that may be of interest to
you

http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com..._peroxide.html

good luck.

Rick