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I found something called a phosphate sponge, and it is supposed to clear up algae from your water. It a big flat piece of sponge that you cut and fit into your filter. Has anyone used this before, or heard anything about them? I got it cause my waters getting nasty and green. Also to help clear up my water and get some more airation i got a powerhead with a filter, and it has a air tube that you can adjust and get air bubbles blowing into the water along with the jet stream. it seems pretty good, just put it on today. Im also covering the fish tank with towels to keep out all light. And i know its not the best idea, im not a fan of using chemicals, but im getting desperate to get some clear looking water again, so i got some stuff called algae eater. Anyone used this stuff before? Hopefully all of this will result in algae free water pretty soon.
 

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I basically figured out why there was so much algae was because of the hood light being on for around 17 or 18 hours a day. The guy at my lfs store said that if it was an algae bloom, then the store where he used to work at had the phosphate sponges, and they would fix 90% of the peoples problems that came in with the algae blooms. So he told me to go there and buy it, so obvisoulsy it wasnt just to get me to spend more money. They dont sell em at that place yet, but he says they should fix the problem. I got the algae eater, and the powerhead to just get more circulation and air into the water. I was going to get a pleco but the place i went to said that most likely the piranas would eat em. He said they do have a pretty hard skin, but they have soft spots like eyes, and fins, so they would eventually die. If i do get a pleco do you guys think it would help a lot? how big should i get one? i have a 33 gallon tank. Thanks
 

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a month and a half!? damn, well ill do those larger water changes, thanks. And ill look into getting a pleco, If im not mistaken, they had 3" plecos at the fish store, and they were selling for around 7$. Thats canadian btw, is that too expensive?
 
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