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Old 10-24-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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Just an update. I put in some tiger snails (not sure if this what these are called) in the tank from Big Als. About eight of them. After 3 weeks algae is totally gone and water is much cleaner than the 120 gallon tank.
I'm glad to hear you found a solution for your algae problem.

I have a large common pleco in my 75 gallon that does the job. He's pretty good at defending himself. He actually chases back any cichlids that get aggressive with him/her. It's quite a sight.

My other tanks don't get as much algae because I don't leave the light on long or keep the tanks by any windows. But when i do clean the glass, I use a scraper with a metallic edge and it works very well. All the pet shops have them and the replacement blades. Get a long one so you can reach the back of the tank and not have to get your hands wet.
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