what is your way to control algae??

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what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby prasantkmrs » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:00 am

hello friends i like to how you all defeated diff kind of algaes.pls share ur experience specially from senior members as ur knowledge be really helpful for us
my way of controlling alage
1 ) BBA-earlier h2o2 spot treatment (success rate 20%) then change to gult result 80% coolbig coolbig
2) green spot algae- increase po4
3)hair algae- controlling no3



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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby saikumar » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:23 am

Even I want to know, it is dirtiest part if this hobby :(
Anyone used any algaecide to kill algae? In non invert tank. If so which make?

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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:32 am

I uses Glut and Hydrogen paraoxide to kill algae. It works on almost types of algae.
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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby sushant » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:42 am

I avoid using any chemicals.regular water changes and tank maintenance takes care of most of the problem on the first place.
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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby aquascapist » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:52 pm

peroxide and heavy water changes to kill existing algae, works for bba and hair algae... with high light tanks efficient co2 circulation in the tank. still havent found a permanent cure for green dust algae, it comes and goes.
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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby Ashok » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:05 pm

Nice topic..am learning.
have green dust algae on my drift wood and on the glass.

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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby jack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:58 pm

Algae phewwww

Tried each and everything from co2 to algaesides to waterchanges to blackouts

But the best sucess rate is to maintain proper balance between light and nutrients and good flow ..... I know its difficult to maintain but as all know prevention is better than cure ;)
Finally i am Broke but Happy :D

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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby Somen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:31 am

BGA (Cyanobacteria)-I have got rid of them by 84 Hrs Blackout,good circulation of water.
It is totally cleaned and it is just looking awesome,very recent experience...
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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby Matrix » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:50 pm

Dear Prasant kindly refer to the topic posted in Algae section viewtopic.php?f=11&t=203&hilit=+algae
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Re: what is your way to control algae??

Unread postby aquascapist » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:03 pm

Matrix wrote:Dear Prasant kindly refer to the topic posted in Algae section viewtopic.php?f=11&t=203&hilit=+algae


that thread should be a sticky!!
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