Algae Scrubber for the planted tank - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Algae Scrubber for the planted tank

Hi. This is my first post. So I’m big into planted tanks but just got into saltwater. In SW they have algae scrubbers which look to be like one awesome invention.

I am def getting one for my marine tank. I really wanna get one for 90 gallon planted tank. There isn’t a lot of algae because of the co2 and some floating plants but still.

Has anyone tried one???
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2020, 12:05 AM
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Typically algae scrubbers are for removing nitrates from the system. I think most of us here are adding nitrates to the system to grow plants in the tank. To me that seems counter-productive. Another thing to consider is one goal to a well balanced planted tank is to inhibit the growth of algae. There may be other issues with that as well, but it seems just those two reasons alone would be sufficient.

Then again, I could be completely wrong. Hopefully someone else with more experience will come in and let us know.
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I've used them in marine, and see a place for them in freshwater fish-only systems, but don't think they quite have the same value in a planted tank for reasons posted above. Vigorous plant growth in the display tank will do essentially the same thing.
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