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Algae Fix on Blue Green and Diatoms

Quick question, has anyone tried it or knows if it works? Maybe it does not remove but prevent it?

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I'll be the first to say it: Avoid chemicals in your tank. At best, you're just putting a bandaid on the symptoms and not addressing the problem. At worse, you could kill off a lot of things.
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I'll be the first to say it: Avoid chemicals in your tank. At best, you're just putting a bandaid on the symptoms and not addressing the problem. At worse, you could kill off a lot of things.
Yes I know all the cautionary things and this and that. I just wanted to know if it does.

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Tbh, the bga is probly from lack of nutes... The brown algae, is correcting something of an imbalance.
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Algaefix does nothing agaisnt diatoms. Don't use it unless you have no other option. Avoid chemicals if possible.
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I use Bristlenose plecos and all my algae issues are dealt with.

So a guy walks into a Pet Store

Guy: "I have Algae on my drift wood!"

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Quick question, has anyone tried it or knows if it works? Maybe it does not remove but prevent it?
I havent tried on those particular algae but algae fix works on hair algae.

I have hair algae growing on my moss wall and it was tough to get rid of them.
Finally asked Tom B and tried it. They're gone.

It has to be used with your ideal parameters, lights, co2, etc. Otherwise, algae will still appear.
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