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post #1 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
Algea Problem

Hey everyone i need help with an algea problem, a few days ago i spilled some flourish into my tank and i now have a massive algea outbreak that is thriving. Can anyone help me with ideas on how to get this under control. The algea is dark green some is kinda, one looks a little brown but its taking over the glass. Thank you for help.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 05:45 PM
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A 50% water change would be a good idea,though closer to the time of the spillage would be more effective.Scraping the algea off the glass then doing a vac/waterchange to clear some of it would help.I dont know if lowering the length of the lights on would be good,maybe someone with more knowledge could help answer.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 10:12 PM
You can do 30% water changes each day to help flush out some of the chems.


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post #4 of 5 Old 11-24-2010, 11:32 AM
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Water changes will be your most effective way to handle it. If it just gets completly out of controll you can always black out the aquarium for a few days and starve it to death, but if the chem is still in the water itll just come back. So that being said water changes are your best bet.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-26-2010, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
Alright guys thank you for your help, i did a 40% water change cleaned all the algea and blacked out the tank for 2 days. So far so good no algea has grown anywhere in the tank ive been inspecting it to make sure.
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