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post #11 of 12 Old 04-27-2013, 04:33 PM
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I'm happy to hear things are going flute! It can be so hard to have patience with tanks, but it'll get there! Good things are worth waiting for! :)

Bonus? Happy Mollies!

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishnerd101 View Post
Update: I cut back the photo period to 6 hours and got more floating plants, and the algae seems to be going away. With the reduced feeding, my mollies have been eating alot of it on the driftwood, but total eradication is still awhile away.
Sounding good. Once the balance between light and nutrients is achieved, brush algae will not increase.

Don't expect what is already there to disappear, it won't on its own. The goal is to not have it increasing. Algae is natural in any fish tank; it is impossible to have a healthy aquarium without algae. But when we have live plants, we aim to keep algae under control, then we're fine.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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