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    Green algae developed in my tank

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    Guys,

    Found some green batches on the sand in my 4' tank.
    Is the light too strong ? Does CO2 place an important role
    in developing green algae ?
    My top filter also turn green. How to get rid of those ?

    What kind of prawn help to control this ? Can i buy those
    prawn used for feeding Lau Han ?

    Any advice ? Thanks in advance

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    Green algae developed in my tank

    Guys,

    Found some green batches on the sand in my 4' tank.
    Is the light too strong ? Does CO2 place an important role
    in developing green algae ?
    My top filter also turn green. How to get rid of those ?

    What kind of prawn help to control this ? Can i buy those
    prawn used for feeding Lau Han ?

    Any advice ? Thanks in advance

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    Green algae developed in my tank

    Guys,

    Found some green batches on the sand in my 4' tank.
    Is the light too strong ? Does CO2 place an important role
    in developing green algae ?
    My top filter also turn green. How to get rid of those ?

    What kind of prawn help to control this ? Can i buy those
    prawn used for feeding Lau Han ?

    Any advice ? Thanks in advance

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    Green algae developed in my tank

    Guys,

    Found some green batches on the sand in my 4' tank.
    Is the light too strong ? Does CO2 place an important role
    in developing green algae ?
    My top filter also turn green. How to get rid of those ?

    What kind of prawn help to control this ? Can i buy those
    prawn used for feeding Lau Han ?

    Any advice ? Thanks in advance

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    algae is a sign of unbalance condition... those green patches on yr gravel oso is cause by the lights, which is quite normal.. perharps u like to give us more tank info..

    wat do u mean by yr top filter is turning green?

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    My top filter also detected green algae. Also spotted
    some green algae on the ceramic ring in the filter box.

    What do you mean by unbalance condition ?

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    is it a slimy film, or short and hairy, or long thread-like, tangled together?
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    should be spot algae..

    can scrap off those on the glass, and brush w used toothbrush for other hard to reach areas..

    good luck!

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    By unbalance condition, Simon means unbalanced nutrients.

    Usually algae is a result of excess NO3, PO4, or both. If you have the test kits, measure these two. Guidelines are 5 to 10 ppm for NO3 and 0.5 to 1 ppm for PO4.
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
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