Algae on glass

Afsal

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hiya all

every second day , i need to clean my front glass of my tank. There's this brown/green algae growing on it. theres tons of corraline growing elsewhere and a bit on the front glass which i wipe off.

whats the cause of the algae??? excess nutrients ??? is this the norm for one to clean the glass every few days ???
 

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hiya all

every second day , i need to clean my front glass of my tank. There's this brown/green algae growing on it. theres tons of corraline growing elsewhere and a bit on the front glass which i wipe off.

whats the cause of the algae??? excess nutrients ??? is this the norm for one to clean the glass every few days ???
Yip, afraid so.
 

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Some people are lucky and only have to clean once or twice a week.
 

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I got the same prob Afsal
 

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so this is the norm for alage to grow on the glass ???
 

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:lol: @ Kevin

Well the pro's overseas do recommend a certain number of snails and crabs per couple of litres, can't remember the exact figures but it worked out to be a whole lot.
 

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Now to find some snails.... they way too expensive at the LFS. I only managed to find one turbo on my last transkei trip, and it fell on its back soon after.
 

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Yeah if you put in the recommended amount you will spend as much on snails as on live rock :(
 

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