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Re: NFC: Algae control (fwd)

J. L. Wiegert
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:19:53 -0600
From: Dakota <dakota at star-telegram_com>
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Re: NFC: Algae control

Brian...You should be careful about that >regular fertilization< ...  That
can lead to problems with algae. The Florida flags are very good about
eating algae but be advised they tend to be pretty agressive...Hope this

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian T. Perkins <btpmsi at email_msn.com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: Algae control

>Dear All,
>Thanks for all the quick responses to my question concerning algae control,
>folks!  By way of clarification, I should say that while my algae problem
>minor, I do look for the most elegant solutions to these sorts of
>maintenance issues. Translation (the lazy-persons approach) and so if an
>animal can be found to control what little algae I do have, without having
>to raise the water temps., then I say "amen" to that. Besides, it would be
>interesting to have some type of shrimp or snail in the tank to provide
>variation. BTW, I run my tanks around 69 to 72 F, so it's not exactly
>Trout" temps. yet certainly cooler than tropical tanks.  The types of algae
>I have are the Black Brush (BBA) and  minor growth of some  filamentous,
>green stuff. The tank is brightly lit for ten hours/ day, chock-a-block
>plants, receives regular fertilization and water changes (25% per week),
>Thanks, Brian
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dwight Moody <dwightmoody at hotmail_com>
>To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
>Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 1:05 PM
>Subject: Re: NFC: Algae control
>>Flagfish and mollies are good algae eaters at warmer temps.  I use
>>Ramshorn Snails (both brown and red) in my tanks to control algae if
>>they do not contain herbivorous fish.  The best way to control algae is
>>the addition of live plants, which are much better at using up any
>>nutrients in the water which are due to overstocking of fish, lack of
>>plants or lack of sufficient water changes (10-25% every week or two)
>>using a gravel head on the siphon tube to remove uneaten food, feces,
>>etc. from the gravel.  This is especially important if you use
>>undergravel filtration, which should be cleaned weekly.  For fish which
>>require ultra-clean water, power filters or canister filters should be
>>coupled with more frequent cleanings/water changes, say twice a week.
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>>>Subject: NFC: Algae control
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>>>Dear all,
>>>Has anyone faced algae problems in their cooler Native fishtanks? If,
>>>what strategies resolved the issue for you?  I understand that Am. Flag
>>>Killes eat some forms of algae. Do the "traditional" algae eating fish
>>>survive the cooler temps? Snails perhaps? Shrimp?
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