If its growing (algae) thats not a good thing. It means the nutrients in the tank are just what algae looks for, I would cut down on the feeding, do a few back to back water changes, check your stocking rate, etc. all these will reduce your nutrients, and hopefully decrease the algae growth. Java, and other plants would also help because they help absorb those nutrients and put them to a better use.
Ok well the algae problem is getting a little worse maybe. I talked to my buddy and he was talking bout maybe taking careof the algae problem with some fish instead of chemicals. What should I do for green algae?
Cut back on your feedings, do water changes more often to lower the nutrients in your tank, pay special attention to filter media, keep it clean, it does no good to let gunk set in there for a long time, it may as well be in the tank. Cut back on the lighting time, and get some algae eating snails, a siamese algae eater or two or a small bristle nosed pleco.
Make sure thatteh water you are adding is not nutrient laoded. In some areas particularly if you are in a rural area and on a well system you can be adding extra nutrients with water changes. Though this is rarely a major issue in urban areas.
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