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Tomp91

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of Algae...
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Any ideas what am doing so wrong? I have scrubbed that bad boy away with a tooth brush a couple of times then done big water changes to remove green water, does not take long to grow back at all.

Tank 28x35x30 -30L
Light 23W cfl
Fluval stratum

Weekly water change of about 30%

Recently added Amano Shimp going to add cherries too but cant get hold of any.
 

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I do it with a tooth brush during water changes but its not fully off when am done. I razor blade is a good idea I'll try that!

I use Microbe-lift plants green <-- sounds kinda s*** now I've read the packet haha its maidenhead aquatics own brand I think they sold me it and its hasn't ran out to look at others yet.

I follow the instructions on the packaging kinda. I just do the smallest pour I can do (around 1 ml when measured) a week. Instructions say 5ml per 100L once or twice a week.
 

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I’d also try to siphon the algae up as you scrape it off, to avoid it floating in the water column, as part of the water change.
 

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Tomp91

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The window does shine more on the Algae side, I am aware that's a factor. Although its not as bad as this images makes out as the right side has had a more recent more thorough scrubbing, I had to stop half way through ( I normally wouldn't let it get that bad).

I am going to clean it all up to day and will post the result.

(The tank on the left is a gold fish I am watching for my Niece and the one on the right is snail waste in case you were wondering!)



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So I've cleaned the glass and the equipment, I really want to trim it all out of my carpet too but not sure I can get a way with changing anymore water today.


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Can't be the ferts lol.

From the manufacturer.

Plants Green is nitrate and phosphate free. This effectively prevents unwanted growth of algae.
 

Tomp91

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My camera is too poor to show it, but the carpet is riddled with it too. Any tips for cleaning that up with out destroying the MC?
 
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