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I do 2 water changes a week and after every water change a day later this green algae forms on my rocks. How do you get rid of this stuff? It looks trashy. Thanks for any help.
 

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Last pleco bit the dust...actually my piranha did most of the biting, but I think that I will give it another shot.
With regards to a big snail would a raph cat be able to take down a big snail or do they just eat the small baby snails? If my raph couldnt take down a big snail then I could get one of them and the raph could take care of the baby snails. Make sense?
 

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Blue green algae is actually a nitrogen fixing bacteria and is a common indicator that you don't have enough nitrogen in your tank as far as planted tanks go. If you're doing live plants you actually don't want 0 nitrates, because your plants need something to feed off of.

At any rate, the most effective way of killing blue green algae is with a 200mg per 10 gallon treatment of erythromycin phosphate.
 
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