Am I The Only Person Who Likes Algea?

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ASHLEY R COOK

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I love the way it looks on everything. I just clean it off the front glass and occasionally scape it off the back and sides if it gets too crazy but my fish and snail love nibbling all day.
Haha maybe in a few months I'll be posting, "help! My tank us overrun by algea!"
 

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Lol :-D Nope you are not alone. I kinda like the algea in my tank but all my little critters keep it pretty well cleaned up. I just give the glass a bit of a cleaning and let the plants and rocks get cleaned by the snails and copepods...
 

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I like it too! Gives the tank a more "natural" look. Well, the normal brown diatom and green soft algaes anyway
 

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Rtessy said:
I like it too! Gives the tank a more "natural" look. Well, the normal brown diatom and green soft algaes anyway
Ikr it plus my fish/shrimp love munching it
 

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I like the way the algae is growing on a couple ornaments in our tanks, adds a sense of realism. Don't care for it on the glass though.
 

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I have a 5 gallon tank with patches of brown algae everywhere and I like to think of it as my glass pond but my mom thinks it’s disgusting. The water in there is clean it’s just full of tannins from the driftwood and the glass that looks bad haha. I like a bit of algae here and there because it makes the tank look more natural and more like an ecosystem than a box of water.
 

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I like a little bit of green algae, its free, natural, and low/no maintenance to keep. Algae is not always quite as low maintenance to keep in check however.
 

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I love the look of green algae on rocks and decorations. Brown, not so much. Depends on the shade of brown. Meanwhile, the shrimp and snails love it. They are always snacking away.
 

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JAMarlow said:
I love the look of green algae on rocks and decorations. Brown, not so much. Depends on the shade of brown. Meanwhile, the shrimp and snails love it. They are always snacking away.
I hate brown algae it is impossible to get off the glass I also hate hair algae it killed all my plants once
 

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Algae and I have a love/hate relationship.
It loves to grow in my tank when I get lazy about maintenance and I hate it.
 

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I love several types of algae.
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I like it as well! I'm trying to let it build up but my Cory just loves it.
 

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I got some seeding rocks from my LFS, I asked them to pluck out the ones that had vibrant green algae growing on it. Like little puff balls of yummy goodness!
I remove the brown stuff because it's not pretty, but I love the bright green stuff.
 
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