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Algae on branches

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I'm having trouble with algae on some driftwood branches in my cold water tank. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get rid of it? Its brown wispy algae - I scrub it off when I clean the tank, but it comes back within weeks. I can't have algae eating fish because the resident fish is aggressive.

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Hey Kirsten, I'm not a Prof on algae, I know it can have something to do with bacteria etc in the water..

but have you tried snails?

apple snails are good on their own, or even a couple (you just have to get rid of the eggs they lay above the water line or you'll have a bajillion in no time!)

some other species of snail procreate on their own..

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Thanks for the idea, but the tank houses an aggressive young perch who would have no trouble clearing the tank of snails lol! Love my perch but he views everything as food haha!

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damn snails are mighty good at cleaning tanks

if you have a light use it less/take it away from a window if its in sunlight a lot

also clean water/tank as well as you can and if you want you can always try algeafix or something similar

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