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ADJAquariums 12-06-2012 10:48 PM

API Algaefix...
 
Well, i might have just mabey wasted my money but i went ahead and bought it, im tired of Algae and green water and i cant get a UV sterelizer right now, the label says wont harm plants or fish and i dont have any shrimp or anything, so im figuring what harm could it do? im thinking of adding some dechlorinator. The only thing im worrying about is if it contains copper, theres no ingredients so im a bit worried about that. Has anyone had success with this?

BTW: the green water and algea is caused by Direct sunlight, i dont have any issues with excess nutrients in the water column.

ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 12:28 AM

If no one's got info on it thats fine ill return it and get some ottos or something, id rather not risk it without having proper knowledge (id have asked the petsmart people but most of them don't know anything about the merchandise they sell)

fplata 12-07-2012 12:32 AM

It works well, but it will kill your shrimp, if its just green water you have, change water like a mad man over a weeks period


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jkan0228 12-07-2012 12:32 AM

It will pretty much 100% kill shrimp and i've found it effective.

Just so you know otos won't do much about green water.

ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jkan0228 (Post 2101848)
It will pretty much 100% kill shrimp and i've found it effective.

Just so you know otos won't do much about green water.

I know ottos cant help green water but im getting a good deal of algea on the glass closest to the window, ill give it a shot, i dont have shrimp so i think ill be ok, my biggest fear is it will kill my snails

fplata 12-07-2012 01:01 AM

Man if its just green water and a little gda or gsa, just do water changes and increase c02 if you have it. Put a picture of your tank. Also how long has this tank been running?


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ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fplata (Post 2101877)
Man if its just green water and a little gda or gsa, just do water changes and increase c02 if you have it. Put a picture of your tank. Also how long has this tank been running?


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First off if this posts it's a miracle (I'm on my ancient iPod) second a pictures not currently possible. The camera I had had a cable to connect it to my computer and it is broken, so I ordered another one, to make a long story short my camera isn't working with my computer. My tank has been running for almost 5 months now and it has been a constant battle with algae, never had to deal with direct sunlight before. It's not like it hurts my fish but it's just purely frustrating how I've always had crystal clear water and now it's green. I have had a little diy co2 goin but I don't have certain parts for it. Honestly it's just sook unbelievably frustrating. Sorry for ranting but I'm sort o glad I got that out :)

ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 01:19 AM

Also I hope to get the cable or a better camera near or for christmas

dmagerl 12-07-2012 01:43 AM

This was posted over on The Barr Report. Its probably way more than you wanted.

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...light=algaefix

ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by dmagerl (Post 2101935)
This was posted over on The Barr Report. Its probably way more than you wanted.

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...light=algaefix

Wow, that's a lot of info. Looks like I'm not going to use it. The booklet said that it contains a chemical that is not suitable for invertebrate. Ugh, absolutely frustrating. I need so many things but have such little money! I have enough saved for an ehiem 2217 and now I need something that can help me with the green water. I'm thinking I'll try large water changes and see how that goes before I buy anything more. I'd like a uv sterilizer though. Why does this stuff have to be so freaking expensive! Again I apologize for ranting about this, it's just sooooooo frustrating

fplata 12-07-2012 02:46 AM

Get your filter, no need for a uv filter. I run very heavy light 2 150w MH and I have 0 algae, it's all about the water changes and filtration


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ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fplata (Post 2101990)
Get your filter, no need for a uv filter. I run very heavy light 2 150w MH and I have 0 algae, it's all about the water changes and filtration


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Hey just wanted to say thanks, I've been a pain in the butt, it's just that it's something that bothers me a good deal. But I'm definatley getting the filter and I do weekly water changes but this coming week I'm probably going to do a HUGE trim and get every leaf with algea on it out, scrub all the rocks with my trusty tooth brush and do a big ol water change. Over the course of the week I think that I should do 2 more 25 or 30% changes and keep that room dark for a day or two, with the tank light on of course, I'll see if that helps, also I'm going to be getting rid of peppered corys and getting ottos so that should help with algea on the glass

fplata 12-07-2012 11:32 AM

Do 50 to 80% water changes. So what size tank and what light do you have?


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HD Blazingwolf 12-07-2012 12:24 PM

Ottos wont touch glass algae. Its too hard for them to scrape off.

ADJAquariums 12-07-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf (Post 2102215)
Ottos wont touch glass algae. Its too hard for them to scrape off.

Alrighty then so i might as well just keep the peppered corys because they will be an absolute pain to get out of my tank.


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