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  1. #1

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    hello,
    sorry for making a repeat post, the original thread wouldn't load and gave me various error codes.
    anyway my algaefix finally arrived(ordered on july the 13th)
    i added 3/4 of dosage and fish appear to be fine.
    has anyone had any experience with this product?
    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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    I've never used an anti-algae product, sorry. What type of algae did you have a problem with? Was it a direct sunlight issue, too much artificial light, or a phosphate issue?
    I hope it works for you.
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    Do you have live plants? I tried that with them once a while ago and it killed my plants pdq.... If you want to cut back algae, try testing your phosphates. My tap has high phosphates thus ill almosy always have diatoms. Also the spectrum of light and timing can affect it.


    If you dont have any sensitive live plants try a 2/3 day black out. The plants shouldnt completely die (tho they will not be 100% healthy) but the algae will start dieing off
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    my tank was and is in direct sun light. i dont have anywhere else to put it.
    i couldn't remove all of the algae.
    i tried a bunch of things so i was stuck with this product.
    there are LOTS of great reviews for this product. also there are a few awful reviews.
    so far everything is going smoooove.
    tommorow i will add the rest of the dosage
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    Do you have live plants? I tried that with them once a while ago and it killed my plants pdq.... If you want to cut back algae, try testing your phosphates. My tap has high phosphates thus ill almosy always have diatoms. Also the spectrum of light and timing can affect it.


    If you dont have any sensitive live plants try a 2/3 day black out. The plants shouldnt completely die (tho they will not be 100% healthy) but the algae will start dieing off
    did you use the same brand as me?
    they bottle says not harmful to all plants and fish.
    you can't trust that though.
    i have a amazon sword and an unknown plant.
    also the bottle says to dose every 3 days.
    EDIT: there are diatoms, green algae and bba
    Last edited by vafa; 08-06-2013 at 11:45 PM.
    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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    Direct sunlight will do that to a tank. Good luck vafa and keep us posted.
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    thanks strider
    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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    Have you by any chance tried Nerite snails yet? I have a 55 gallon that is also in direct sunlight, during part of the day in the wintertime. It has always had an algae problem, that I just live with. But once I discovered Nerite snails and put them in, it is amazing the difference that they have made!

    I have another 55 gallon set back further, that doesn't get hit by the light. I didn't' think I had any algae problem in there until I put the Nerites in, and all of a sudden, all the décor started becoming bright and colorful! You could see the trails of clean behind the snails, and then the algea patches shrinking away to nothing. Guess I had forgotten how it had been supposed to look.

    Anyway, the Nerites cleaned that tank up so well, that now I feed them algae discs, because I'm afraid they will starve. I highly recommend them. All of mine are named Waldo, and it is very amusing to try to find them all. (But can become a problem if you are OCD)

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    Api brand.... The plants it killed were crypts and a moss ball. Granted that moss ball is a form of algae but still.fish were fine.

    Ever think about blocking off the tank while.the light is the harshest?
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    Do you have live plants? I tried that with them once a while ago and it killed my plants pdq.... If you want to cut back algae, try testing your phosphates. My tap has high phosphates thus ill almosy always have diatoms.
    I think this reasoning has been proven to be false. If your tap is high in phosphates and you don't have enough nitrates or potassium then it can be an issue.


    Personally I think I am going to keep the lights on slightly longer to promote algae growth and help the baby bristlenose.

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