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Well colour me surprised!

Posted By: Gareth Dominy <gdominy@canada.com>
Date: Monday, 1 July 2002, at 11:02 a.m.

Let the algae bloom cometh!

The 135 Gallon tank has an exploding algae population. My tapwater here is very rich in nutrients and is excellent for growing aquatic plants, the downside? Nitrate out of the tap.

Algae is growing so fast in the 135 gallon tank I was worried about green gravel of epic proportions. To combat this, I have added the first critters of my cleanup crew. About 10 Mystery snails, and 6 large (breeding) malasian Trumpet snails (these should create a large population before the loaches get added).

I thought I would take the oportunity to move some of my algae eating shrimp over from another tank. I managed to get the largest one netted, and to my sur