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corykeeper
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PostPosted: 2012.02.06(Mon)16:22    Post subject: algae prevention? Reply with quote

so I'm just curious how you guys keep your rocks from aquiring algae all over them. I have 2 large rocks in my goldfish tank and no matter what I do they get covered. its easy to take them out and clean them but obviously a cichlid tank won't be so easy. any suggestions? thanks
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nikelodeon79
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PostPosted: 2012.02.06(Mon)16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually enjoy a bit of algae in my tanks... looks more natural, IMO.

To prevent excessive algae, limit the amount of time your lights are on. In non planted tanks that get a bit of natural sunlight, it is only necessary to have the lights on when you are viewing the fish.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.02.07(Tue)2:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what sort of cichlid tank?

Some cichlids are algae eaters.
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