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post #11 of 15 Old 05-16-2007, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-19-2007, 05:59 PM
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yes yes, algone! i tried it this week for the first time, and it cleared my tank up within about 4 days! just remember that no product is a replacement for good tank maintenance. think of it more as a supplement or an emergency only thing. (its also expensive). i like it cause it doesn't seem to act like a flocculant or a chemical, it does the job of plants, and competes for the excess nutrients without disturbing the beneficial bacteria. can't say enough about it- i wish i had some before and after pictures of my tanks!

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post #13 of 15 Old 05-19-2007, 06:06 PM
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Well I just done with about a month worth of green water and in the last 2 days it has vanished without a trace. Yu are probably wondering what I did to get rid of it. Nothing but add plants. I tried changing my dosing, didn;t work, I tried less light, didn't. I went back to my regular dosing, I have a fair umber of plants and this didn't work. I recently got some new plants and low and behold, gone in 4 days from when I got the plants.

I am pretty sure that mine was caused from me removing too many plants and throing things out of whack though. But I have never treated for an algae bloom and I have never had one last more than a month.

As for treating it, I can only recommend Algone. Seems to be the best one on the market and I have never heard of it not working. It is supposed to be safe for plants also so that is an added bonus for those that keep plants.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-20-2007, 09:32 AM
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Algone! Wonderful product. All natural. Plant in a pouch! Works, but be patient. Do a water change, add the Algone pouch and watch what happens over 7 days. It will be ALLGONE!

PS: You will have to purchase it at a LFS or on line. Chains like PetSmart, etc do not carry it. I paid $9.99 for 6 and that was well over a month ago, for use on 2 tanks with some minor issues (bacterial bloom and diatom). I still have 2 pouches left so it's not that expensive.


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post #15 of 15 Old 05-20-2007, 03:10 PM
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