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Old 20th February 2006   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,
just wondered if i should leave a wee bit of green algae that is dotted on the glass under the water level. not sure how to clean it anyway. is it bad for it to be there?



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Old 20th February 2006   #2 (permalink)
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Nope green algae is a sign of excess nutrients - basically means you have a healthy tank.



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Old 20th February 2006   #3 (permalink)
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Mary, as Skylar said some algae is actually good sign and can be beneficial for the aquarium, acting like aquatic plants.

If it becomes to unsightly and you want to get rid of it there is an article about methods to do it in caudata culture.



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What about brown algae? I have that one. I clean it off once a week, but can't get it off from everywhere



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Old 20th February 2006   #5 (permalink)
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Brown algae is annoying. It's not harmful, but it looks hideous. I scrub mine off whenever I clean tanks.



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Old 21st February 2006   #6 (permalink)
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Im not sure if the nutient is right but i think that Ed said that brown algae is due to acccess silicon or sumthing in the tank. Hope im not wrong.



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Old 21st February 2006   #7 (permalink)
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not excess silicon that i know of....?? i have brown alage, its normally from not enough light (mines a very dim tank) and i cant clean mine off well either, if i leave it there too long the algae scrubber wont touch it but the fresher stuff is easier so i give it all a good scrub during my water changes.



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Old 21st February 2006   #8 (permalink)
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It depends on the brown algae. If the brown algae is caused by diatom growth then silicate is one of the limiting requirements for that type of algae.

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Old 26th February 2006   #9 (permalink)
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i thought algae grows when there is exess nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, ammonia) and lots of light....
Isn't it kinda bad...if the tank gets little light...??? i think on its own its good- coz it uses the nutrients, but sometimes it grows when the tank has too many nutrients in it yeah?? or am i completely wrong!!!



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Algae is a god sign of a healthy tank - like Skylar mentioned. Good bacteria.
Its not necessarily bad, for the tank to get some light, and i believe its good for ur plants as well.
Too much light stresses your axies though.

re the algae and light, im not too sure about. Im assuming there are different kinds of algae that grow in different conditions ie. too much light or too little (referring to Sharn's post).

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Old 26th February 2006   #11 (permalink)
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from what iv'e read on other sites and this site the brown algae is from not enough light.
and Jojo i think u will find after a while u need some kind of fluro set up to get sustained plant growth, i am going to put more light in my 3ft tank shortly "just saving the funds needed" i already have 2 x 36' fluro's and going to set up a compact 4 x compact fluro's and get rid of the 2 x 36' and hoping this will get rid of my algae problem too Click the image to open in full size. although since setting up my C02 it does seem a little better and my plants are loving it Click the image to open in full size.



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