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Hi! I was recommended to using glutaraldehyde for algae and this has gone very well in one of my aquariums. The treatment consists of using 5 ml of glutaraldehyde per 10 gallons of aquarium water at night for a period of two weeks. The glutaraldehyde that can be used is the medicinal one, or also come products specifically for freshwater aquariums that containing it, as is Seachem Flourish Excel and Api CO2 Booster, this last is the one I'm using. I've been one weeks already using it and the difference was really amazing. The glutaral, in addition to eliminate any type of algae including those you have in your aquarium, also provides CO2 to your plants. Please note, that there is one product of glutaral used as an industrial disinfectant, this can not be used for aquariums because that would kill the fish. This type comes mixed with other chemicals and detergents that affect to much the fish. Please don't use that kind of glutaral. If you want, you can find out more info about the glutaraldehyde on the internet but I really told you everything you need to know. Thanks for your attention guys, have a nice day! I forgot something! If you buy in a pharmacy, it has to be glutaraldehyde of 2%, no more please. There is one that came from 50% for example, that would kill the fish because it is too much amount, so it's better to buy the Seachem flourish excel or Api Co2 booster to secure that it safe to fish and invertebrates for freshwater aquariums. Thanks for read my post. Here I upload two videos of my tank, in this videos I want to show you it before and after the treatment. Regards. Before use the treatment with glutaraldehyde: After one week using the glutaraldehyde on my tank: ___________________ My channel in YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVImmM5y7P98cGsVEVwidJA
Hi guys, Have recently developed Blue-Green Algae in both of my tanks with leaves, it's super slimy and easy to clean, but grows incredibly quickly over almost anything and isn't very appealing. It's caused by an excess of Phosphates as far as much research can gather. I'm keen on keeping leaves in the tanks, but am interested to hear about anyone elses experiences with it, particularly the other SA Dwarf keepers who run leaves in acidic tanks. Tanks are currently on a 20/80 Tap/Rainwater mix with weekly changes of about 25%. Rainwater is not causing any issues with this algae in my 6x2x2 display, however it's going in at 30/70 Tap/Rain each change. Tapwater is pH 7, 4dgH/dkH. Thinking the best I can do is up the water change schedule to say 2-3 changes a week, which is doable, and perhaps something that reduces phosphates, I know there's some pads out there but how and how well they actually lower levels I have no idea.