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Old 26-04-2006, 08:52 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Default Beard Algae in a 10G

Treatments won't work. As soon as the treatment stops the algae comes
back.

Best thing you can do is reduce feeding levels, increase water changes
(I'd do 50% a week) or get yourself a Siamese flying fox fish.

See http://www.thefishwiki.com/Siamese_Flying_Fox

I've got 2 of these in a 55G tank and they really are a great beard
algae eater.
Peaceful and amusing to look at too.

Some may tell you to get ten Yamato or Amano shrimp - Caridina Japonica
for your 10G
http://www.thefishwiki.com/Caridina_japonica
They'll eat the algae eventually and will not bioload your tank very
much at all!

Your tetras will not be bothered by either of these animals.


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Old 27-04-2006, 05:54 AM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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The use of Sea-Chem's Flourish Excel will kill this stuff (and make
your plants grow better).

With adequate fertilization you should not have it, but even without Excel
nails it.

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