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Old 03-10-2003, 04:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Buck would need 6,000,000 shrimp to keep up with the algae if it is bad enough for you to ask about it...
Buck, I think you're off the mark just a bit. It only took me a half million Amanos to control the algae in my 135. I had to tamp the last few thousand in there with the paddle out of a butter churn, (yes it splashed out some of the water, but it was time for a water change anyway) when I was done, I couldn't see any more algae.

I could have used the popular "2 cups of bleach / 1 cup of hydrochloric acid" per gallon cure but I prefered a more "natural" solution and my aquarium isn't in a "...well ventilated area" as The Krib article recommends.

Take care...

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