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    Im my 55g tank their in a weird green algae, It looks like abunch of little green spots all over the walls

    Today when i did a water change i scrubed it for 15 minutes or more and it hardly did anything. The tank is Moderitly planted with low stocking atm. Im going to check the levels again tonight so i will post them later.
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    wouldn't little green spots on the walls be green spot algae, rather than cyano?

    It would also explain why they didn't come off from the scrubbing... GSA is tough. Try a razor blade (if the tank is glass) or the edge of an old credit card (glass or acrylic).
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    Yes, it could be Brhino. Thanks for the correction, doll. I get a bit of that now and then too and just use a scrubbie pad.

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    I agree its more likely green algae than cyano, both are nasty and slimey though.

    I like using hydrogen peroxide for tough/easily spread algae. I dont exceed 3ml per gallon per day and I use a syringe to apply it. After the algae dies it wipes right off the glass with a rag like its diatoms, and my fish tend to be more likely to eat it off the glass.

    Though, there are a lot of ways to treat algae and a razor blade is certainly tried and true.

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    Algenco used peroxide too. I haven't used it for so long I had forgotten about it.

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    He was the one who gave me the tip, I gotta give credit where credit is due.


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    Thanks for the advice guys. I think peroxide will be a last resort because i dont want to mess up and kill my fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkarter
    Thanks for the advice guys. I think peroxide will be a last resort because i dont want to mess up and kill my fish.
    Np, keep it in your back pocket.

    Just for information's sake, the danger would be to sensitive plants like vals, and invertebrates long before fish. I overdosed the stuff once since the tank didnt have any inhabitants and lost all the vals, mosses and most of my MTS. I practically dumped it in though, oops. lol

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