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    How about snails? Don't people use them to keep their tanks free of algae?
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    Adnedarn,

    By keeping the water moving with a pump or surface agitator should help. Drosera's tip on the airstone is very good also if you don't want too much disturbance in the water.

    Introducing algae eating critters is also good but beware because sometimes algae will piggyback on the critters and so inadvertently bring more or introduce algae when you have none.

    Frequent cleaning using a fishtank squigee (?) or wiper to wipe the glass will control current growth.

    Check out the following site for more detailed ways of fending off algae. Though it's for advice for a pond, it still applies to terrariums/aquariums

    http://www.watergarden.com/_update/16.htm
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    just found another good site for algae control...

    http://honors.montana.edu/~weif/firsttank/algae.shtml
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    I'm using an airstone in a little vase with peat, and glass marbles for my Aldrovanda, and to make it less turbulent, i pinched, and used an elastic on the hose to cut down the ammount of bubbles coming up... Theres just a single orderly string of bubles flowing to the surface...

    Just an idea if your tank is not gigantic...

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    thanks all for all the ideas! at this time i have filled the aquarium up and added 3 fish. 2 white cloud and one Otocinclus (?) for the alge. and you know what? the alge is gone... not 2 days later. so for now it looks like it is working great. hopefully i can work on producing some more of this plant... then i can get cuttings of that and work on making it flower! thanks again to all of you.. here is a pic if you are interested!! (the water was clearer but i tapped the tank to get the fish to come out and they got all speratic and poofed up some peat... hehe) the filter works good on keeping the water clear though. and the Otocinclus (?) is doing good on keeping the bad green off the good green [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] !!
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    Here's the pic of Andrew's U. gibba tank.

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