Tip of the Day – 10/5/2011


Have a problem with hair algae that snails, aggressive water changes, and manual removal can’t touch? Try upping your magnesium. Many aquarium keepers have reported success with hair algae removal after increasing their magnesium to over 1500ppm levels. The magnesium is said to disrupt the life cycle of nuisance algae, so manual removal will have to still be implemented to some degree. Fortunately though, digging in your aquarium for ever last thread of algae won’t last near as long since it won’t be growing back as voraciously.


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  • Kevin K

    I have been using Magnesium for algae control for a couple years and seems to really do the trick especially against byropsis

  • Idejeff30

    thanks alot…i was wondering bout that also….i had a break out and i dosed up my tank for 2 weeks with magnesium and it drop to almost nothing….