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    re spot algae

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    hi my tank has been setup for abt 3 weeks already and there are spot algae now... and my 10 ottos are not doing a real good job with it.. had to remove the algae ,manually.. wat type of algae eaters eat spot algae?

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    hi my tank has been setup for abt 3 weeks already and there are spot algae now... and my 10 ottos are not doing a real good job with it.. had to remove the algae ,manually.. wat type of algae eaters eat spot algae?

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    re spot algae

    hi my tank has been setup for abt 3 weeks already and there are spot algae now... and my 10 ottos are not doing a real good job with it.. had to remove the algae ,manually.. wat type of algae eaters eat spot algae?

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    re spot algae

    hi my tank has been setup for abt 3 weeks already and there are spot algae now... and my 10 ottos are not doing a real good job with it.. had to remove the algae ,manually.. wat type of algae eaters eat spot algae?

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    After adding malayan thrumpet sail no spot algae.
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    for spotted algae, best way is to rely on a glass scaper.. no one does a better job than it

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    I had used flower snails to clear spotted algae on glass. But it somehow left behind some hard round whitish spots all over the tank including on my wood and rocks.

    The best way to remove it would be manually scrapping it off. A good tool would be the Tetratec glass scrapper. Not cheap either, around $25.
    Cheers!!

    Sherwin Choo
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    i agree tetratec, the best way to remove spot algae.
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    the cheaper alternative would be the taiwanese brand.. ard $10, jus change the blade to the one used by the tetratec scaper.. plus it has a longer handle

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    can use phone card or credit card.
    foc....
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    Yah.. phone card also can work... but it's quite hard to see what you're sraping. I will ask my wife to look at the glass from the front while I scrape with the card. For smaller tanks, no problem.
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    Sherwin Choo
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    yup! it kinda hard to see.
    you'll need to feel the tank surface as you scrape along. and most of the time there will be some missed spots.
    maybe can paint the card white.
    thomas liew

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    How about using a soft tootbrush? I find it quite suitable for a small tank. For bigger tank, it would be quite tedious.



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    I use green wool.
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    Same as vinz, I also used those green scrub wool. Cheap and good.

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    On 10/27/2002 11:59:43 PM

    I had used flower snails to clear spotted algae on glass. But it somehow left behind some hard round whitish spots all over the tank including on my wood and rocks.

    The best way to remove it would be manually scrapping it off. A good tool would be the Tetratec glass scrapper. Not cheap either, around $25.
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    may i know where got sell this glass scrapper? petmart? nature? thanks

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    C328 sells it for S$18.
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    I was gonna ask about the flower snails in a new thread. Anyone else used them? Effective for small tanks?

    I've been scraping with a small transparent cup... you know those that you use for measuring medicine dosage?

    Very effective too.
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