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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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This is a reason not to clean your glass...

When I first started with shrimp I used to keep all my glass clean just for aesthetic reasons but now I leave it alone....the only glass that gets cleaned is the front. I also leave the lights on longer so algae grows. For some reason I am not getting algae anywhere but the glass which is perfect since the shrimp are constantly picking at it. My moss is growing perfectly as well.

I highly encourage you to leave the glass alone and let the algae / biofilm develop since it's very beneficial to the shrimp.

Check out my green field and random shrimp picking at it.

Moss still grows healthy even with a ton of light...

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