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hi

My tank seems to be getting kinda little green/brown algae spots on the inside of the tank. What could this be caused by/ has anyone else got this. ph is around 7.5-7.6, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite. any ideas should i just rub the inside of my tank with a cloth or something?

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All tanks that get any level of light will develop algae. cloths work so long as they don't have detergent on them, there are commercially available products designed to clean algae such as the mag float(i adore mine) and other stuff.

If it starts to bother you on the decor, either clean the decor, or look into getting an algae-eating fish.
 

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I have them too. But just on one tank, strangely enough, the other one doesn't get them at all.
What's a mag float?
 

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A quick "google" will render the results you're looking for. It's basically a glass scrubbie that lives inside the tank that's magnetically attached to something similar outside the tank so you don't have to get your arm/hand wet when you're scrubbing the tank
 

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it lives in the tank? I keep mine out, should I not??
 

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convictkid said:
it lives in the tank? I keep mine out, should I not??
It's up to you. I'm lazy and don't like storing any more soggy stuff than I have to, so I just glide it to one of the back corners of the tank and leave it there. One in a LFS in the area in a SW tank is covered in beautiful pink coraline algae so it blends in. My plecos keep mine clean.
 
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