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Old 04-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #11 
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eewww :/ Lol I was lucky...it was in ONE tank. which I tore down and re-did anyways
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #12 
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i just deal with it, its not much hassle to scrub the algea off anyway.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:32 AM   #13 
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Blue-green 'algae' is usually caused by low nitrates, organic waste build-up and poor water circulation. Generally this is coupled with a high/too long light period.

I get it in one of my tanks that receives a direct hit of afternoon sun, and I usually just manually remove it.

However, I had it growing along the substrate in one of my tanks and I just started gravel siphoning more often, dosing nitrates, and removed the baffle from my filter to allow for more water circulation.

It essentially cleared up in a couple of days, and never came back.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #14 
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When I had algae break out I called in a clean up crew
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:32 PM   #15 
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Blue-green 'algae' is usually caused by low nitrates, organic waste build-up and poor water circulation. Generally this is coupled with a high/too long light period.

I get it in one of my tanks that receives a direct hit of afternoon sun, and I usually just manually remove it.

However, I had it growing along the substrate in one of my tanks and I just started gravel siphoning more often, dosing nitrates, and removed the baffle from my filter to allow for more water circulation.

It essentially cleared up in a couple of days, and never came back.
thank you very much, i'll also siphon a bit more often. not sure how my vt likes unbaffled, he gets pushed around decently.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #16 
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hahaha I got new plants.... snail infested, she warned me though no algae though! whew.
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