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 #7843  by Rex113
 30 Jun 2019 19:20
My tanks are developing a green film of algae at the waters surface. I don’t have a filter or anything to move water around so it just lays there. I was thinking of using a paper towel to absorb it, but I once read the paper contains chemicals that can harm the shrimp. Any suggestions?
 #7844  by Vorteil
 30 Jun 2019 19:45
All my tanks have that film. The opae graze upon it. If you really don't want it you can take an air pump and add it in there for a few hours with an air stone that produces fine bubbles. The surface algae will get broken up and disapear. It will all go away but eventually come back.
 #7846  by opae ula related
 30 Jun 2019 22:54
If you really want to get rid of it, you can use a turkey baster and suck it up at the surface.
 #7851  by Rex113
 01 Jul 2019 18:51
Thanks for the suggestions, I tried the turkey baster and it seemed to work.
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