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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 02:00 PM
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i would limit your photoperiod for a while.
You can use excel and just put it on the algae, use a turkey baster or dropper of some sort.
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Yes i did the necessary water changes. The tank is clean right now.
You seem annoyed :( sorry if I came across as insulting >.> I really didn't mean it that way. I see the algae as a good thing, that keeps the tank parameters in balance by eating the excess nutrients and keeping the water clean =D So I wasn't saying you had a dirty tank or anything :<
good luck with the algae!
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You seem annoyed :( sorry if I came across as insulting >.> I really didn't mean it that way. I see the algae as a good thing, that keeps the tank parameters in balance by eating the excess nutrients and keeping the water clean =D So I wasn't saying you had a dirty tank or anything :<
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Oh no! I wasn't annoyed with you. Your 1st comment just made me think you didn't read my OPing. So then your second comment sounded like you were telling me I need to make water changes, to which I did make so I answered with that. Sorry if I came off a bit annoyed. I was fixing to get ready to go out with my best friend so I may of just made my comments a tad short.

@starrlamia, so you think I need to remove or severally limit my tank's lighting? For how long should this lighting be limited? My lighting period is usually about 5-6 hours. How much should I reduce it?

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Y'all think a coupla Nerite snails would have some fun with this algae?

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amano shrimps are usually the better bet :) you can always return it after it's done :D
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amano shrimps are usually the better bet :) you can always return it after it's done :D
I imagine shrimp can't be too expensive. You think PetsMart will carry em?

From my hand picking last night I think what I've mostly got here is hair algae.

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amanos are around 2.50ea but usually only at Petco. maybe you can see if the lFS has it.
speaking of the price of shrimp.... you dont want to know ;) some crazy expensive dwarf shrimps out there :P
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amanos are around 2.50ea but usually only at Petco. maybe you can see if the lFS has it.
speaking of the price of shrimp.... you dont want to know ;) some crazy expensive dwarf shrimps out there :P
Yeah I know some can get expensive. I LOVE bamboo shrimp. But I assumed you wouldn't recommend a decently large shrimps for a 5.5 gallon tank.

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Yeah I know some can get expensive. I LOVE bamboo shrimp. But I assumed you wouldn't recommend a decently large shrimps for a 5.5 gallon tank.
I wouldn't recommend it :) plus it might starve and do nothing for your algae.
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I was reading up on these shrimps. It says theyll eat soft plants too. Do you think my plants are at risk?

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