some algae is good.
when i set my tank up i had staghorn, i liked it, till it got too much.
never had an algae issue before, so while the staghorn was relatively little, it was growing branches on the snails and all was good, till it got too much.
time passed, had hair algae, have cladophora algae, i hate clado.
my views of algae have changed now, ... now i see it as free food.
i've infected my tank with green water (want to get some clams and various freshwater zooplankton going) waiting for it to get really green instead of just slightly foggy.
want thread algae back. sounds like the universal food were any true omnivore is concerned. a universal food for everything.
nothing eats cladophora, so i hate the stuff, .. i have noticed today it seems to be dying off, at least starting to, ... i hope to see this continue till it's all gone. ... might be related to the greenwater culture in the tank starting, might be related to the PH climbing, might be related to an ammonia levels that i wasn't aware of that are now under control, ... either way it's dying off, i don't know why, i'm happy about it.
i'm neutral about staghorn, it does seem to be showing up again, ... some things eat it, so if it really sets in i'm going to get see if it's food or nusance and how to deal with it. ... last time i think it started with the new tank (i rushed it), i moved, had too many changes to identify anything, it all dissapeared. ... kinda simular to the clado, i don't know why it's dying, i'm not complaining though.
yes, i saw your thread on algae scaping, it was interesting
, i wouldn't have used clado for it myself though, but staghorn does not grow thick enough
i'm trying to find various red algaes i'd like in the tank though, ... sadly nothing
i don't know if the snails have kept it from really showing up or if it just hasn't established itself in the tank at all
just remembered, have green spot algae, ... i think, ... was never a big problem to me, if it covers a wall of the tank that is facing a wall, all the better, if it's covering a wall of the tank i want to see in or that is letting in daylight, i want i can scrape it off those walls, ... no problem