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Stubborn algae
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:43:34 PM »

My goldie tank has been up and running for about 5 months now and slowly but surely, a layer of incredibly strong green algae has grown on the back wall of the tank. I cant scrub the stuff off to save my life and I don't know how to get rid of it. Help?
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Re: Stubborn algae
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 08:36:09 PM »

Green algae is a sign of a healthy tank getting a lot of light. Next time you change the water scrub the back wall with a clean cloth (I wash my tank-cloths without detergent- but thats me being obsessive) it should come off that way, then remove most of the water and try shutting your blinds/curtains or turning off your tank light a few hours earlier.
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Re: Stubborn algae
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 08:49:14 PM »

you can either scrape it off with a knife or something sharp


get a bristlenose pleco whish will eat the Algae for you
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Re: Stubborn algae
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 04:57:02 AM »

An old credit card will scrape off the algae  Smiley
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