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    I hear dwarf papyrus is an easy aquatic - that could help cut down on the nutrients. Maybe you could pop a cutting of some ivy in there, or grow a tomato plant.
    Hehehe, I really like the shrimp idea for some reason.
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    I tink I will try the miniture papyrus, I will spilt the one I have in the (Fish) pond. I am not allowed to put Utrics or any cps in there.

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    I have tried all of these idea and I find that under water oxygenators help alot. They are easy to get and grow well. But nothing seems to handle the dreaded carpet algae excet good old fashion water changes. When my plants are outside the algae dies off. When in for the winter I skim it off. Daphnia keep my water clear and my plants well feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ Jan. 23 2005,11:22)]Scott,
    I can not believe that you mentioned a Chinese algae eater. They hardly eat any algae when they are small and when they grow up they do not touch the stuff.

    Algae grows when there is excess nutrients in the water. You can add some other plants such as water lettuce, hornwort, anything to take the extra nutrients out of the water.
    Changing water frequently also helps.

    Maybe you can try Ghost Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp, or Amano Shrimp. These are easier ones to find that eat algae. There are others but rarely see them in stores.
    They don't? I bought one for my kid's tank to keep the algae down! Must have been the snails doing all the work.

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