Texas Holey Rock Question

  1. Jake the Fish

    Jake the Fish Member Member

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    I have a Texas Holey Rock in my tank and after about 1 or 2 months it starts turning green. I think most of it is algae because I can remove most of it. Is there anything I can buy to stop it from getting algae and turning green?
     

  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Jake you may be fighting a losing battle. Algae and aquariums just go hand in hand. My best suggestion is to just take it out and clean it from time to time. Here is a link you may find helpful:
    Aquarium Algae Control
    Ken
     

  3. Butterfly

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    I have Texas Holey Rock in my tanks also and they are just algae magnets. All that rough surface to colonize you see :) Bit in my opinion it just makes it look more natural :)
    Carol
     
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    Hello Carol. I agree with you. I like algae in my tank, especially on my terracotta pots and just about everything terracotta that I have in my tank. As you said it looks more natural.

    Too, if the rock you speak of is porous then it probably houses a lot of your good bacteria depending on how long it's been in the tank. You may want to consider leaving it alone as cleaning it could change your readings a bit. I depend on my terracotta pots and ornaments as a LOT of my good bacteria homes.
    Ken
     
  5. Butterfly

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    yep THR is very porous and that's one of the reasons I use it (aside from I just like how it looks :) )
    Carol
     
  6. Mattkelsey

    Mattkelsey Initiate Member

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    would drift wood house good bacteria what are some other things that house good bacteria
     
  7. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

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    Basically any hard surface will house bacteria. So any rocks,gravel, plants, orniments etc.
     

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