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Re: Is "Algone" a scam?
I don't have any experience with a product called Algone. However, if
it will kill algae, it will kill higher plants. Speaking from experience, I
used a product called green water clarifier in my 135 gallon to get rid of
green water. This states it is for pond water use only, but that's a big
tank. I' ve seen smaller ponds. At the recommended dosage, it got rid of the
green water. It also got rid of all my other plants and quite a few fish. A
week later the greenwater was back.
I finally turned the lights off for a week and stopped using
pH6.5(contains phosphates) and haven't had a problem since. The best thing
for algae is to leave it alone. Clean it off the front glass and let it grow
where it wants. One of my other tanks became quite overgrown, but I left it
alone and eventually it smothered itself out. If it covers your plants and
starts smothering them out, clean the plants' leaves, add some iron and then
turn the lights off for 2 days, then turn them back on. The plants should
then outcompete the algae. If you just have to have no algae whatsoever in
your tanks, you're fighting a losing battle.
Hope this helps,
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