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Making my rocks green while keeping my tank clean

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by reiverix, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. reiverix

    reiverix Lifetime Members
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    Jan 29, 2005
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    Tom, I know you've done a lot of work with inducing algae and isolating the environmental factors that promote specific algae growth. We usually benefit form this by being told what to look out for, ie avoid.

    In my case, I want to induce an algae and keep it as confined to an area as possible. I've seen Amano aquascapes that used stone and the stone had a nice green patina on it, although the rest of the tank appeared algae free. I'd like to add that clean green look to this:


    I want to give it the appearance of an overgrown mountain from a very long distance off. I'd also like to preserve the porous surface as much as possible to give it detail in its features.

    Is this possible without being detrimental? If so, how? Is inducing algae the wrong way to approach my needs? If so, what might work better?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Tom Barr

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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Re: Making my rocks green while keeping my tank clean

    That is just normal patina formation over time, give it a few months and it should be fine.
    Do not induce the algae because you will have much more than you want:)

    Tom Barr

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