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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.
 

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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)
 

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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
 

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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 :)
 

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

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/10971-EPA-data-for-Algaefix?highlight=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
 

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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
 

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I just started using algae fix for the first time as I have this string algae that is seems to love the same conditions as the plants so it only struggles when my plants struggle. So far it isn't working well for this type of algae, but did get rid of the small amount I had on the glass and driftwood so I know it's doing something.

However, to my surprise, my plants didn't even flinch. I knew it was plant safe but I thought it would have some effect. They are just growing as they used to, still getting great growth and color, so not seeing any side effects there. Snails are dying but that's fine by me. Fish is not acting/looking any different.

Just saying, I had my concerns as well and now I am confident that this stuff is safe for plants and fish.
 

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I just started using algae fix for the first time as I have this string algae that is seems to love the same conditions as the plants so it only struggles when my plants struggle. So far it isn't working well for this type of algae, but did get rid of the small amount I had on the glass and driftwood so I know it's doing something.

However, to my surprise, my plants didn't even flinch. I knew it was plant safe but I thought it would have some effect. They are just growing as they used to, still getting great growth and color, so not seeing any side effects there. Snails are dying but that's fine by me. Fish is not acting/looking any different.

Just saying, I had my concerns as well and now I am confident that this stuff is safe for plants and fish.
I was sort of sure it would be safe on my plants and fish but the thing i was most worried about is that it would kill my snails, it was a pain to find Trumpet snails in my area so i had to get them from someone on the forums. I would rather NOT kill those, glad to see i was smart by not adding any until i had some good info, thanks for trying it out :)
 

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I was sort of sure it would be safe on my plants and fish but the thing i was most worried about is that it would kill my snails, it was a pain to find Trumpet snails in my area so i had to get them from someone on the forums. I would rather NOT kill those, glad to see i was smart by not adding any until i had some good info, thanks for trying it out :)
If u kill ur trumpet snails, my lfs has stock that even bleach doesn't kill so i can ship some ur way nooo problem
 

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If u kill ur trumpet snails, my lfs has stock that even bleach doesn't kill so i can ship some ur way nooo problem
Im going to try the way that i stated in an earlyer post first before i resort to killing all my snails, if it comes down to that you might be getting a message asking for some :)
 
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