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Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:03 PM

does anyone know how i can beat the green stringy algae? it's in my waterlily tubs and comes back so fast - always trying to battle it.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:14 PM

hmm..
could be it be due to too much use of fertilzers?
that can cause algae bloom..
even excessive sunlight can cause it
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:28 PM

i admit they've lots of both - but it wouldn't do to cut back on either, right?
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:45 PM

hmmm..
yamato shrimps will do the job.
they are hardy and one of the best cleaners.
value for money too!
is ya tank juz started?
if it is, normally there will be a algae bloom.
more plants will also do the job, they will take away the excessive nutrients.
try to lower ya light hours by a few hours and tat will work too.
reduce in lights will not affect ya plants drastically if its only for a couple of days.
but in my opinion, shrimps will do best.
juz some suggestions n hope it will work.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:52 PM

hmmm..
posted tat with the idea tat u haf a planted tank.
maybe u can give us more details?
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:58 PM

oops! :blush:/>
din see the tub word on ya post..
juz realise..
hmm..
try putting in platys?
they eat algae too.
nibbing at it all the time.
but tats if theres space tat is.
or water changes like 20% daily will lower the nutrients contents drastically..
tat will prevent algae bloom..
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 10:01 PM

junde said:

hmmm..
posted tat with the idea tat u haf a planted tank.
maybe u can give us more details?


eh..
if it was in tank.
it would be much easier..
but it a Ultra Violet Clarifier..
to kill off the algae..

what i would recommend.. is to balance ur dosing of fertilizer..
do note that higher traces of nitrogen in water will encourage algae blooms..
next, i would recommend fishes in the tanks.. esp live bearers, like mollys, guppies.. as they would help keep the algae and mosquitoe levels down...
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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:09 AM

i put in comets but they always meet an untimely end - either kingfishers get them for their sushi meal or they get choked by the algae if i forget to get rid of the algae every few days.
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:27 PM

try using a UV sterilizer..
works wonders
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:04 AM

I think you are talking about the Hair Algae. I would just add anti-algae soluation but be sure to follow the dosage stated. Should be safe for your other water plants and fishes. Just remember to follow the instructions - especially the water change..... ;)/>
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