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post #13 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2013, 03:18 PM
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Algae is a sign of an imbalance, not tank health. That happens to be what the OP is attempting to resolve.

Note: In some cases, algae is desirable an an imbalance is purposefully introduced. As is often the case with keepers of Stiphodon atropurpureus. They use purposefully super-strong lights to grow tons of algae, microorganisms, biofilm (aufwuchs) upon which Stiphodon primarily feed.
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