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Freshwater Invertebrates Care

Continuously rising nitrate and phosphate levels / Snail invasion

Hello, Concerning "phosphate and nitrate levels":these pollution parameters are partially related to pollutants from tap water, but mostly to feeding. They therefore rise quickly,...

Freshwater Care

Peat (sera super peat) against algae?

Hello, peat is indeed active against algae, even in two different ways:many algae grow better in alkaline water containing carbonate than in acidic water low in carbonates - and...

Freshwater Care

UV protection foil for algae prevention?

Hello, I am sceptical, because glass itself already absorbs most of the UV. If the aquarium (and not heat etc.) is the main reason for the protection, you could also cover the...

Freshwater Care

What are the consequences of very high silicate levels?

Hello, high silicate levels indeed support diatom growth, but that's it. Silicate is not toxic and does not have any other (i.e. besides supporting diatom growth) harmful effects in...

Freshwater Care

What to do in case of brush algae?

Hello, the following approach is effective in the long run:regulate the ratio betwen nitrate and phosphate in a way that the plants are just sufficiently provided with nitrogen and...

Freshwater Care

What to do in case of floating algae in the aquarium?

Hello, reducing the nitrite value is of course good, since nitrite is very toxic for fish. However, it has nothing to do with algae growth. As an immediate measure, you can bind the...

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