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How to limit algae growth on leaves?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants & Planted Aquariums' started by Keybird55, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Keybird55

    Keybird55 Banned

    Mar 7, 2019
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    In my tank, recently I've had a spike in algae growth on my plants. I have 5 zebra nitrate snails that do a great job at eating algae but they keep walking off my plants, so I put them back on the leaves and they do eat it all again but then leave and leave leaves covered in algae!
  2. NaomiM

    NaomiM Love my furry, feathered and finned family

    Sep 22, 2012
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    You need to work out the cause of the algae to sort it out. What is your lighting schedule? What light tubes/LEDs do you have, and when did you last change the bulbs? What are the nitrate levels in your tank, and also in your tap water? What ferts do you use and how much?
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