Gigrantor Posted January 15, 2021 Share Posted January 15, 2021 Good Evening Everyone! Hoping some of you vets could answer some of my newbie algae questions. I've recently been battling, what I believe to be, some algae build up on the leaves of my plants, mostly the anubias variety. I rub or gently scrape it off during each tank cleaning. I have also tried bleach dipping them (5% solution) once, which didn't do much in terms of keeping them algae free. First of all, is this normal? I feel like I only see picture of these immaculate planted tanks and can't imagine someone sitting there for hours rubbing off algae. Is there a fish I can add to the tank to keep the algae under control? Currently I have a handful of shrimp, but I've recently heard you need many many shrimp to actively keep a tank clean. Lastly, I've noticed that the new growth on the plants don't seem to be affected by the algae. Do plants build up some sort of resistance to algae or does it just take awhile for it to build up on the surface? Thanks in advance, Grant Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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