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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Here is my latest nano, which has been setup for about a week. I am starting to get a kind of brown algae on my glosso. How do you guys go about avoiding algae in small nanos?

I am doing daily 80-90% water changes and dosing a couple of drops of flourish excel after the water change in the mornings. Growth has been ok but I dont want to lose the glosso to the algae if it gets worse. I use a 15w fluorescant for lighting.

I should be getting some java moss, riccia, and petite nana to replace the mirecanthemum umbrosmum(?)

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2006, 05:27 AM
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Perhaps a small oto? Maybe a amano shrimp?
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nooo too small for an oto!
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swat I thought! I might try the shrimp
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looks cool. great job
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-30-2006, 10:09 PM
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My little nano has a carpet of Glasso just like that. It began to have the same algae problem you have and I solved it by being lazy. I let the duckweed grow and cover the surface. It cut out just enough light to stop the algae but still allows the glasso to grow. Good luck
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Ive found I can syphon the algae off with a bit of airline now. Might need to post some updated pictures, because I've added some silver sand over the top which makes it easier to plant small plants like the glosso and umbrosum. I'va also had to trim all the dead leaves off the umbrosum after the old leaves died off after postage. The glosso is also growing in nicely.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-2006, 02:21 PM
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Yamato will not treat the brown algae.
I use snail to do the job in my 1.6 liter tank. At this size one little snail is all you need.
And it clear up within a week.
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