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My new plant tank has developed a bit of an algae problem.
Set up a tank about three and a half weeks ago. Soil substrate under
filter sand. Tank burst on saturday 4th july. Had to move all the
plants into a temporay holding tank which I'm using to keep the fish
that will eventually go in this tank. Managed to reuse most of the
substrate in the new tank.
Algae is like vey fine hair, green, and about 1cm long max on plants,
1mm on glass.
I've ordered a pair of black sailfin mollies as a first step, plus
I'll be futting in some snails (red ramshorns & Malaysians) Tank gets
about 3.6 watts per gallon, and is heavily planted. Tank is
fertilised according to Steve Pushak's method.
Right: Now what? Should I just leave it to sort itself out, ie its
part of the tank's natural cycling, or deal with it in some other
way? Bleaching is out of the question. Can't get things like shrimps
or Siamese Algae Eaters.
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