Re: NANFA-- stupid algae removal tricks...

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 00:03:15 -0600

Not algae, but java moss seems to love to end up in power filters, then grow
in dense wads on top of the aquarium lid near both sides of the outflow up
against the light. These chunks can be torn off and tossed in other
brighter tanks and grow into nice stands of moss. I think they also help
scrub the water coming out of the filter, along with the film of algaes
hanging from the spout. I figured its not worth fighting algae, so I trick
it into working for me. Another way is to leave it on the backs and sides of
tanks, only scraping away thicker layers and undesirable types. It keeps
the fish calm, and is better than seeing the wall or other half of the room
behind the tank.

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