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  1. Default algae (?) slowly grows in little spots inside


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    We've something, algae(?), dark green to nearly black, slowly grows in little spots on the inside of fresh water aquariums. Easily removed by scraping it off with a razor blade.

    Is there some way to prevent this minor nuisance?

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    How much light is getting to the tank? Is the tank near a window, or do you leave the tank light on for long periods of time? And how often do you do partial water changes, and how much water do you change?
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

  3. #3

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    If all you are getting is just a little bit of algae that can be cleaned off real easy, I would not worry all that much. Just make sure it is not cyanobacteria tho. The below link can help with that.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=83695

    Edit, forgot to mention, +1 to the above post
    Last edited by Cliff; 12-30-2012 at 07:02 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Thanks. The situation arose when the sun fell low enough in the midday sky to hit the end of two aquariums. So obviously a light problem I am embarrassed I asked.

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    Hey we all over look stuff, (except maybe 850R ).

    At least you came up with the possible cause. Now you can take action.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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