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post #21 of 21 Old 10-22-2011, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by robsworld78 View Post
I didn't think I would get algae buildup because its planted? I thought algae only showed up if there was extra nutrients or whatever the plants can't use or if there are no plants.
You will always have algae. Unless the tank is toxic.

Algae is a natural part of every aquatic eco-system. I have algae in all my tanks, different types in different tanks sometimes, but it is kept in check by the plants provided I keep the light no more than what will balance the nutrients for the plants. But this is a delicate balancing act. Algae is always there waiting for the opportunity to increase. If algae isn't growing minimally in an aquarium, there is something wrong with the biology.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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