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Aqua One algae block

Discussion in 'Filtration and Water Chemistry' started by gembob78, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. gembob78

    gembob78 Juvenile Turtle

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    Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know anything about the Aqua One algae block? Is it safe for turtles?
     
  2. smoyle

    smoyle Sub-Adult Turtle
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    Hi Gembob - what's the problem you're trying to fix with the algae blocks? 99.9% of the time algae is better treated by reducing the problem at the source (which is usually excessive light and/or excessive food issues) than trying to get rid of the algae by other methods.
     
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  3. gembob78

    gembob78 Juvenile Turtle

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    OK good to know, thank you! How would I be able to source the problem do you think? I have a feeling it is direct access to filtered light through a window... I moved house and the tank positioning is now very different.
     
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    Rodney Juvenile Turtle

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    Hi all,

    A very informative article above. Really worthwhile reading. Most useful article pertaining to algae I have read.
     
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    gembob78 Juvenile Turtle

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