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Super Fast Alge Build Up with Red Ear Sliders

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by redearsliders, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. redearsliders

    redearsliders New Member

    I have 2 sliders in a 75 gallon tank. They have lived in this tank all their lives, (about 20 years). It has recently developed a green alge that really muks up the water. I did a complete tank cleaning and within 3-4 days the water is green. I used alge control and right start when I refilled the tank.I use 2 penguin 660 powerheads( up from the 550) with an undergravel filter system. Can anyone suggest what I can do to solve this problem?
  2. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Get a bunch of snails. The turtles may eat some of them but for the most part they are ignored and then the snails will eat the algae.
  3. Lollipopgecko

    Lollipopgecko Well-Known Member

    I heard UV sterilizers help get rid of algae. I have a filter with a built in UV sterilizer in my RES's 75 gallon and the glass has hardly any algae on it at all.

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