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post #12 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by shrimpzoo View Post
Thanks for all the replies.

I think I will add floaters that are non-invasive like frogbit or water lettuce for safe measure (and I don't have stem plants so I see no negatives to this solution).

We'll see if I run into any algae problems when I return back to my tank in 3 weeks.

If floaters do not work, I will also implement the window screening idea.

This is pretty much what I did.

Since they were lightly fed shrimp tanks with a mass of floating plants on the surface it seemed to rob the algae of whatever it needed to grow.
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