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mastermindc3pro 11-23-2010 03:50 PM

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.

Tomsk 11-23-2010 05:45 PM

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.

Tomsk

PRichs87 11-23-2010 10:12 PM

You can do 30% water changes each day to help flush out some of the chems.

VTonic 11-24-2010 11:32 AM

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.

mastermindc3pro 11-26-2010 09:25 AM

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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