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Re: thread algae

>does anyone know something that eats thread algae ?
>Although it is easily removed with a toothbrush, it is quite annoying.
>(....and yes , my iron level is  too high ( 0.3).....i will try to lower it
>down with water changes. The problem
>is that i have Substrate Gold + Duplaplant tabs (less than half-dosed).
>Together they raise the iron too much, it has been this way for 6 months now
>! i wonder if substrate gold will release iron forever.......ph=6.7,
>kh=4,cant extract the iron from the tabs ! )
>Pierre Tremblay

IME Substrate Gold will leach some iron right after setup (2-3 weeks), and 
then will settle down to unmeasurable levels. I would blame the tabs, or 
maybe your tap water has iron ?

-Ivo Busko
 Baltimore, MD