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PostSubject: Green algae dots   Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:17 am

My discus tank has developed lots of green algae spots all over the front and side glass. Now the thing is there is 3 resident bristlenose in the tank and they havnt really been eating it. They aren't adults still 4-5cm juvies. Iv seen them on the glass but the algae is still there...

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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:14 am

the green spot algae is a bit too tough for them and they cant rasp it off.

Get in there with a razor and clean it off Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:57 am

ive got a scowering pad like used for non-stick pans. I use that and a little bit of elbow grease to get of the spot algae.
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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:43 am

It's a bowfront so can't use razor blade. Will have to give the old scower a shot

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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:43 pm

btw -- its not a metal one as I'm not brave enough to risk the glass getting damaged. Its like this but a non-brand name and even cheaper.

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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:06 pm

Yep, it is a head-ache Kfenk.

None of my BNs like those algae, so they leave the cleaning up to me, always.
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PostSubject: Re: Green algae dots   Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:24 am

I have the same problem with some spots on a few sword leaves as well. I use a magnetic scraper for the glass; it works great.
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