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    Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    Does any one know how to keep algae under control in a fire bellied toad tank. I have two fire-bellied toad's in a 10 gallon tank filled about 1/8 of the way up with water. I also have some rocks for them to rest on paced around the tank. I have some Ivy in the water for decoration that get light from a 24w "sunlight" c.f.l. bulb. I have to do scrub the tank down every few days. I know the plants and light are the cause of the algae but i like the setup and don't want to change it. I am using a turtle filter with carbon cartridge.
    I hope some has a way to keep the algae under control.

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    Re: Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    Try switching your bulb from a "sunlight" bulb to just a regular old bulb.
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    Re: Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    I'm afraid the plants will not do well with a regular bulb. I assume you are talking about an incandescent bulb. Although I could try an incandescent plant bulb. Hmmm? Thanks. You might have something there. Although I don't know if I will like the purple light they give off.

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    Re: Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    Either a regular room florescent tube or an incandescent bulb. That's all i have in my vivariums and the plants do great. And no algae in my toad tank.

    Be sure to do a water change and REPLACE the filter and scrub out the pump.
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    Re: Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a shot.

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    Re: Algae in Fire Bellied Toad Tank

    I use grass shrimp in My tank, that seems to work pretty well for Me.

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