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Planted Tank Algae Treatment & Prevention

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  1. Jason King

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    Planted Tank Algae Treatment & Prevention

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    If anyone has algae :) please can you send me photographs of the algae, macro zoomed in shots if possible please.

    My plan is to add them to this article.

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    Even when I had the tank I never ever had a bad Algae the very little I did have was always kept under control by either fish or shrimps.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Will try man, not a very common thing, but I had diatoms a while ago. Stupid me used No Planaria and it killed all my snail and bacteria. :/
     
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    Thanks Jr :)

    I've used planaria before myself a few years back and also learnt the hard way, it certainly did its job, but at the same time killed my tyro snails :( in the Sulawesi shrimp tanks



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    the picture is an old set up looks ok, but cant see it but BBA covered a lot of filter pipes at the back but little on the plants, I put down since to poor distribution of CO2,flow
     
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    Great to see you again.

    Do you have any updated information and a photo of that tank.

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    Thank you Keith, I will send a updated photo later apple 015.JPG
     
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    Still cant see it but the actual in tank filter pipes was covered in BBA. I think stem plants in this case might have impeded flow,but because nutrients were plentiful stems did OK shading the Java Fern and of course CO2 was used. That's my theory and its mentioned by Jason in the post above
     
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    Its very easy to have low water movement in well planted tanks.

    Other than a heavy pruning a good fine airstone helps.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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