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Re: Algae growing in filter [APD V4 #1709]


I don't have any personal experience with algae growing in a filter, but 
I'll try to help.

It sounds like light exposure might be a problem.  Does much light fall on 
your filters?  Limiting or eliminating the amount of light that the filters 
are exposed to will limit the algae's ability to grow.  Also, you can 
probably salvage the algae covered foam by simply drying it out 
*thoroughly* and then cleaning it.  Hair algae doesn't produce resistant 
spores, so a good drying out should kill it outright.

If I think of anything else that might help, I'll let you know.  Good luck!

>Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 12:04:42 -0800 (PST)
>From: AmethystMoon <amethystmoon_98 at yahoo_com>
>Subject: reposting: algea in power filter
>hello all,
>Reposting this still looking for some answers!
>I have a new problem these days. I use two
>200's on my 30G tank.
>Now that I've added plants and CO2 and I
>once I have green water and algea growing in my
>AND I mean growing! dark greenm thick long
>strands of
>the stuff! smells very green too!
>I have put a new pad once and it seemed to help
>green water clear up some.
>Should I keep replacing these pads? they are the
>foam pads, I have stopped using the carbon and
>ammonia ones.
>any advise??
>tanks in advance!