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Old 08-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Algae problem

My 10 gallon tank has an algae problem I have marimo, 2 species of crypts, Apple snail, Betta, filter, heater, 7.6 PH, Moss, Anarchis, 15 watts of light chemicals are not an option.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 
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How long do you have the light on for? And, is your tank around a window where sun light can penetrate your tank?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #3 
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My 10 gallon tank has an algae problem I have marimo, 2 species of crypts, Apple snail, Betta, filter, heater, 7.6 PH, Moss, Anarchis, 15 watts of light chemicals are not an option.
I had a slight algae problem in my 10g, I lessened the light time by an hour & so far so good. I have 1 male Betta, 1 Apple snail & plants & the tank is by a window.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #4 
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i have it on 12 hours for the apple snail the algae is getting a little better since I added him.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #5 
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I try to keep my lights on for only 11 hours. But I also have a higher watt light. Maybe you can lower it by and hour and supplement fresh vegetables for your snail.
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okay he is nocturnal what fruits and veggies would you reccmond.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #7 
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Cucumber, zucchini, lettuce (NOT iceberg), spinach or carrot. Never leave vegetables in the tank any longer than 8-12 hours as it will start to rot and ruin your water quality. Apple snails don't like to eat algae they will eat it, however, when they are hungry. If you're looking for an algae eater in particular nerite snails actually like and eat up algae really quick.
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My apple snail loves the diverse amount of algae I have my area does not have nerite snails.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #9 
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My lights are only on about 8-1/2 hrs a day. As for feeding my snails, I feed algae wafers & a few times a week I drop zucchini (removing the seeds) & kale. The kale gives them calcium which they need for their shells. The 2 snails in my 46g tank don't usually touch the veggies the 1st day but it's completely gone within 48 hrs. In my 2 10g tanks, it's mostly the same & I've had no water issues leaving the veggies for that long.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #10 
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I love my blue spike topped apple snail.
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