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    Been a couple of days, hasn't worked yet. How long should it take? I'm thinking of ordering 100 micron cloth off the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darsunt
    I'm kind of hoping that the polishing will also remove algae spores and help me reduce the hair algae.
    Typically the most effective ways to reduce algae is by reducing the lighting and the level of nitrates and/or phosphates

    I would try a 150 micron pad before a 100. As Cerment and Surfdog have already stated, they will clog up fast and will need to replaced every few days
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    I added a sponge filter connected to.a.powerhead to my 90g a couple.months ago and my water has been crystal clear ever since. I just rinse the sponge out weekly when I do a.waterchange.

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    Pad is not working. Guess have to try to get a micron pad off the internet.
    Nitrates are low. Reducing light to 10 hours a day. Don't know about phosphates, have been putting in root tabs regularly, but I thought they stayed out of the water table.

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    Do try a 150 micron pad; however, this will not remove algae from the tank. Good idea to reduce lighting to ten hours (still a long time.)

    Temperature and intenisty of light can help algae grown over plants. A good temperature or color 'bulb' is 6500 K. For low light plants an intenisty (lumens) of about 1 - 2 watts/gallon is a good level. A high level is 3 - 4 watts/gal; above this algae will out compete plants (and at these high lumens extra CO2 is needed.)

    Phosphates (from fish waste and left over food) can really kick start algae - there are test kits and absorbers - water changes help, too. Plants are the best defense from phosphates. High nitrates - ditto but there water changes are the best defense. By the way, does your 'tap' water have nitrates (many do?)
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    This works for me.

    AquaClear PowerHead with Quick Filter Attachment and Quick Filter Cartridge hung on the rim of the tank or fully submerged for a day or two and my water is crystal clear.

    Not sure what the micron rating is on the cartridge. It does get dirty fast. It can be moved from tank to tank to polish the water.

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