Tip of the Day – 12/5/2012


Have a really bad hair algae problem that doesn’t seem to be phased by anything you throw at it? We can certainly feel your pain, and we’re here to tell you not to give up. The algae can be successfully removed with the right steps, and it will include multiple different strategies before progress will be made. For starters, changing light bulbs and reducing nutrients is a no-brainer. Get these fixed before you proceed. From there, manual removal and a bolstered cleanup crew can start to take some of that algae out of the tank. Follow that by boosting magnesium levels and you’ve got an effective three-point approach. To further scratch that algae out of existence, an extended lights out period can help, though be careful with it. As a last resort, the rocks can be removed and treated in separate containers. It may be a daunting task to remove the algae and to keep it from coming back, but once it’s gone you can enjoy your aquarium again.


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