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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 03:13 AM
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If the tank isn't in balance, then algae will be an ongoing problem. One species will just be replaced by another, then another... algae spores are in the air so it's impossible to eliminate them completely.

Most algaecides are band-aids at best, and often can cause other problematic chemical changes that can compromise water quality. Many are pretty bad for livestock health.

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