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Algae removal,

Discussion in 'Algae' started by St3phen, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. St3phen

    St3phen Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi guys.

    i'm about to get a carpet of monte carlo and riccia from a friend, but the problem is its full of algae would it be any easier to remove the algae when its out or in the water,

    any tips guys thanks! 12825284_1278598552167133_442670409_n.jpg 12834794_1278598555500466_456435689_n.jpg
     
  2. St3phen

    St3phen Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Sorry MODS can you please move this to algae sections thought i was in algae sections thanks
     
  3. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Personally, I'd just buy it clean from someone else. It's not worth the trouble, infecting your tank.
     
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  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    St3phen

    Yes it will be a lot easier and very time consuming but, what else does it have any passengers?

    Unless you can guarantee its 110% safe to plant in your tank I would not touch it at all even if its free.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  5. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, I'd buy it somewhere else.

    BUT, if you really wanna clean it up you could probably setup a bath of water and algaefix. Remove as much as you can. Dose algaefix to a bucket or container per directions on the bottle and soak the plant with an airstone or pump running for a period of time. Rinse and repeat over about 3 days by emptying the bucket rinsing and refilling and redosing algaefix.

    Final rinse should be VERY thorough with double dechlorinator dose in the bucket of fresh water. Algaefix is deadly to shrimp, so be sure you get it all off. It should kill the hair algae and about any other algae.
     
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  6. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    that aquarium is so depressing....
     
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  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Shawn

    With all that work and materials cost if it was me after reading the above posts it would be in the rubbish bin.

    I have see in person a tank far worse that that, how the poor Gold Fish lived in it was a wonder.

    Keith :cat::cat:
     
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