Originally Posted by FlyingHellFish
You can make any camera look good with the amount of equipment that guy has, the subject (models) are what makes the picture....
Speaking of models, anyone else get the impression that the rock in the middle is a supermodel turning around?
Well I do now!
Originally Posted by FlyingGiraffes
Fun journal to follow. Love the regular updates.
I'm not an expert, but I thought certain species of freshwater algae can spread by wind, thus air exposure can't kill them.
It's not so much that letting the stones, etc get exposed to air kills all algae or is a precise algae remedy - because it's not. Perhaps I phrased it poorly.
It's more that little things like consistently draining the tank to a certain level and exposing objects to air helps to stymie the algae. There are two techniques that I noticed while maintaining the 60-P that affected the growth of algae.
One of the stones had a completely flat top, directly underneath the metal halide bulb. This flat top to the stone was almost always algae free - as well as other parts of other stones that were at the same water level.
Meanwhile other parts of the stones would take on green algae and become 'aged,' in appearance. All the while this spot in the area of most intense light remained spotless.
What it was, was that that spot was just a little higher than where I would drain the water level too. So it would get anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes of air exposure every week.
This was also the spot where new water was poured into the tank.
So, consequently, as I continued maintenance of the aquarium (this being during a time where there were no Amano shrimp in the tank), and progressively lowered the water line and kept consistently lowering the water line to that level every week, the algae line would start receding to that point.
Now, particularly volatile algae's, like BBA, of course this method has no effect.
The other technique I found that helps to rid algae is the process of "fluffing," plants while the tank is being drained and while they are exposed to air. This helps to remove excess build up around the plants.