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  1. #1

    Default i'm done with this algae


    0 Not allowed!
    my 20 gallon has a lot of diatoms and green algae on the glass. along with some bba on the decorations.
    for a while i just said ignore it. but now i can't. i know that the reason for it growing is because of sun light. my tank is in direct sunlight. nothing i can do about it now.
    i've tried scrubbing with a magnetic algae scraper.
    i will try a razor blade but the algae just will release into the water.
    there are 2 oto in there. not like they are going to do much.
    what can i do?
    i don't overfeed. weekly 30% water changes.
    and planted aquarium.
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    0 Not allowed!
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    DON'T use that product if you have any live plants. Most algecides contain copper in lethal amounts for plants. Also, get some more otos if you have the room; they like to be in schools of sixish anyways.
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    the product says it doesn't kill plants or fish.
    idk if this is 100% true, but the reviews proved it is.
    is it worth a shot?
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I went back and read the information, and I'd still say don't use it. Even though it may be harmless, you never know what else it could do to your aquarium. It's still a harsh chemical, and I think most people would agree with me when I say that additives should always be the last resort if there's no other solution. Plus, if you use it, then there won't be anything at all for your otos to eat. How heavily planted is your tank? If it's lightly planted, you could always but some more plants so they'll use up whatever nitrate builds up so the algae can't grow.
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  6. #6

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    BBA usually responds to "liquid co2" and more flow. Green algae on the glass responds to phosphor, I use a stock solution of KH2PO4 for that. 1ppm/week does the trick..

  7. #7

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    0 Not allowed!
    this is my last resort!
    a scrubber doesn't work.
    the razor just pollutes my water.
    and idk what else i can do.
    TD i am not really good at this chemistry stuff. (i'm 12)
    you think i can try that stuff i posted?
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Just add more plants and get more algae eaters!
    Joseph Granata
    My current 37gal freshwater community tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=116054
    My upcoming 37gal FOWLR tank journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...42#post1214342

  9. #9

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    0 Not allowed!
    you're 12?! Well, hadn't figured that out, apologies.

    OK, start with some Seachem Flourish Excel at 75% of the recommened dose. Get a timer for your lights and set it to 2x4.5 hours for start with 2 hours lights off in between. That alone will likely make a difference.
    If you got the $ see if you can afford a bottle of http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...hosphorus.html
    Alternatively, if you know someone in high school who's on speaking terms with the chemistry teacher, ask if they can get some kh2po4. Even 20 grams of that will last you for ages. In some countries pharmacies sell this. If you get the powder let me know, if you buy a bottle of flourish phosphorus just follow directions on the label

  10. #10

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by vafa View Post
    i know that the reason for it growing is because of sun light. my tank is in direct sunlight. nothing i can do about it now.
    Can the tank be moved out of direct sunlight? Or into a room that doesn't get direct sunlight?

    Sorry if that sounds like a couple of silly questions, but if you can, it's an easy solution to the problem. Then I would do %50 + water changes at least twice per week. That will remove excess nutrients from the tank. That's a start. Cleaning the decor and the inside glass of the tank will get rid the algae that's there now. TD has some good suggestions as well.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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