Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?

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Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?

Postby mwarsell » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:28 pm

Recently, the walls are slowly becoming covered by that green hard stuff.

What should I do? It's a dedicated sewellia river tank. How do you keep the panels algae-free in a river tank where the loaches depend on the algae to survive?
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Re: Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?

Postby shuwae » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:23 pm

I use a razer blade to scrape off the hard algae I do not want on the walls. I let it grow on the other three (back to two sides) but the front is scraped every water change. Just make sure not to scrape too close to the silicone.
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Re: Fighting algae in a plantless river flow tank? Should I?

Postby Danelle Vivier » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:54 am

I also leave the algae except on the front panel.
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