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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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My tank has been pretty algae free except for that stubborn green spot algae that grows on the glass. Is there a better way to remove it besides scraping it with a razor blade? Is there an algae eater that prefers that type of algae? At this time I have a plecostomus, 2 chinese algae eaters and 3 siamese algae eaters. They do a great job of keeping the tank clean. I guess scraping green spot algae every 2-3 weeks is a cheap price to pay for such a beautiful tank. Is there a certain type of snail that eats green spot?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 04:52 AM
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I don't think that we will ever be able to get rid of green spot algae. Well unless you are Steve or Amano.

The only fish that I have known to get rid of it are ottos. This however is scientifically proven or anything. It just seemed to slow down when I added them. It could just be a coincedence, but who knows!


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Heh.. My Brush algae choked out the green spot algae. I have spotless clean glass, but my driftwood looks like its swaying in the current with all the fur.
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No better fish against GSA than the one featured in this photo album I put together. The pictures are of the work it did on anubias leaves, but after having returned the fish to the store to make room for a Queen Arabesque pleco, the buildup of GSA on the glass significantly accelerated. NO FISH will COMPLETELY clean the glass of GSA, but this one will make the need for cleaning the glass manually much less frequent.
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Wow, that's pretty impressive. And that's a handsome little fish. But there's no way I'll ever be able to find it. Especially with how lame my local fish stores are. They can't even find SAE's for me. I've been trying for months.

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