Algae on glass

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  1. 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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    Yip, afraid so.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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

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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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    yip its normal.i gotta clean my glass everry 3 - 4 days
     
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    120 snails :whistling:
     
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    Glass is crystal clear...just cant see through them damn snails!!
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    120 snails hey,thats on what size of a tank :lol:
     
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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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    cool.will do a check on that later
     
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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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