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ron
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Username: rockinrodent67

Post Number: 83
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 11:55 am:       

How do you get rid of it?
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9660
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 12:07 pm:       

They are diatoms.

I just did the search and there are 83 threads here about it already...we can't post links to searches and I don't feel like posting links to them all individually, so use the "Search" box at the top.

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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6712
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 12:09 pm:       

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=diatoms+in+aquaria
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larry
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Username: gomezaddams

Post Number: 800
Registered: 05-2005


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 12:50 pm:       

Scrape it off or wipe it off with a paper towel,wont hurt anything if you just leave it.If your tank is big enough plecos eat it
Waiting will fill
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ron
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Username: rockinrodent67

Post Number: 84
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:12 pm:       

It's on the plants mostly, and the rocks. Rocks I can scrape, but not plants.
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sully
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Username: sully

Post Number: 8422
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:14 pm:       

otocinclus--the number depends upon amount of plants and size of tank--at least 3
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ron
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Username: rockinrodent67

Post Number: 85
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:19 pm:       

cindy, sorry for asking.

maybe we need to shut down the post feature, since i'm sure every question has been asked already.

and i searched, with no real info. mostly came up with salt water references, and I have fresh. also, recommendations for plecos, and my tank is too small to add one of those.
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Plazma
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Username: plazma

Post Number: 87
Registered: 02-2006


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:20 pm:       

Well i actually last night flipped the rocks over where the brown algae is in my cichlid tank as the convicts were not being to kind to my pleco i removed him.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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sully
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Username: sully

Post Number: 8424
Registered: 01-2003


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:24 pm:       

okay boys and girls behave. Let's all start taking a moment, and a deep breath, before replying to something that could possibly have been misconstrued. Some of us would not hang around all this time, typing responses if there was not a legitimate desire to "help" people out. Sometimes what we do to "help" is not taken the way we intended. Let's all be cool.

It must be something about springime. i got called out for being rude the other day. was not my intent at all. i thought a post was just incredibly funny and commented on it. sometimes things get taken waaaay out of context and intent.

So, how big is the tank--if it is a20 or bigger go for about 5 of the little otos.
"I usually read the obituaries first. There is always the happy chance that one of them will make my day." -- Richard Ames
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Plazma
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Username: plazma

Post Number: 89
Registered: 02-2006


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:44 pm:       

complete article below in

http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/management/Aquariumpros_Nuisance_Algae.html
What You Can Do to Help Prevent Algae Growth
It is normal for algae to begin growing back in an aquarium within three weeks after the tank is cleaned. Please keep in mind that light and nutrients in the water are the major causes of algae growth. There are several ways that you can help control the re-growth of algae in your aquarium:

Donít overfeed your aquarium.

If a fish dies, remove it immediately. Decaying matter creates high levels of nutrients in the water, causing rapid algae growth.

Keep one or several pieces of rock or coral in your marine fish-only tank that is never cleaned. Allowing a controlled amount of algae to exist in the tank will provide competition for new algae growth.

If you use decorative coral, bleach the coral in your marine fish-only tank every other month instead of every month. This works on the same principle as leaving some algae in the tank.

If you do not already have an external canister filter on your aquarium, install one. By using large quantities of chemical removal material in these filters, you can help prevent algae growth. Protein skimmers in marine tanks also help to reduce algae growth in the aquarium.

Unless your aquarium already has one, install an ultraviolet sterilizer on the tank. Besides controlling parasites in the water, these devices also kill algae cells in the water before they can grow in your tank.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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Plazma
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Username: plazma

Post Number: 90
Registered: 02-2006


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 01:49 pm:       

http://faq.thekrib.com/algae.html#brown

another link
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9664
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 02:49 pm:       

I'll add this link:

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/2936/3288.html?1043086745

...which requests that you browse or search this site before asking questions that have 83 threads about them already, only 6 of which are in the SW forum, the other 77 are FW. That link also asks you to give background info when you ask for help, like tank size, stocking, how long it has been set up, water parameters, etc. If you only take the time to type 7 words, you can hardly expect us to take 20 or more minutes to type out all the Q's we need answered, and do the Googling or site search to avoid retyping the same thing we typed the last dozen times, etc.

"no real info"?...lol! There is so much out there that many members don't feel like reading - or even browsing - a couple hundred hits first, or feel like searching this site first either.

Here are just 6 of the FW threads already here, less than 10% of them:

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/18/46130.html

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/16/50710.html

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/18/53014.html

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/16/52717.html

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/18/35602.html

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/discus/messages/18/30724.html

Maybe I should have posted a link to the 94,000 hits dan linked to on Google instead of the 83 threads already here. Apparently that would have been OK...



(Sorry, sully, but when my reply is critiqued, I will defend it.)

"The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --- Albert Schweitzer

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Michael R. Monroe
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Username: mrmonroemod

Post Number: 881
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 04:16 pm:       

This is not the place or the time for this I am shutting this down now! Plazma I have deleted your post. If you feel it is neccessary to comment to someone like this in the future PM them.

Ron-- After reading the above links if you have any more questions feel free to start a new thread.
Whoa, kinda Wierd huh?
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