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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Help with algae


I was wondering if anyone could help identify this algae for me and advise how to ruthlessly destroy it.

I read around a bit about a month ago and tried to tackle it but I have just come back from holiday and it is worse than ever


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 08:30 PM
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GSA is all I see. Just use a scraper of some kind to get it off. Itll be pretty hard though since you have a sphere to clean.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ok well that is nice. I tried to scratch it off with my nails and it was very tough!

Thanks for the help!!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 09:38 PM
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Olive Nerite snails...
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Olive Nerite snails...

You could always try a pot scrubber in the meantime.
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