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Author Topic: Algae  (Read 3091 times)

zwartbles

  • Joined Sep 2011
Algae
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:05:18 am »
Hi all !

Does anyone have ideas on how to prevent algae from forming in large plastic water containers ?
Particularly interested in systems not using a copper based additive.

Many thanks   :thumbsup:

Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Algae
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 09:26:20 am »
My friend painted hers black on the outside.... no algae or green water since!
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Algae
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 09:38:34 am »
My water container is black and I don't have the problem either
Sally
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Algae
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 10:29:11 am »
Goldfish, apparently. :)

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
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Re: Algae
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 12:49:07 pm »
Goldfish, apparently. :)

Yep....either that or keeping the light off it!
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Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Algae
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 01:27:31 pm »
Dunno about the black - I have a black rubber water trough and it gets algae, both floating and on the sides, although maybe not as quickly as my other non-black troughs.

Greenmoor

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Lancashire
Re: Algae
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 01:48:09 pm »
Dunno about the black - I have a black rubber water trough and it gets algae, both floating and on the sides, although maybe not as quickly as my other non-black troughs.

It's to do with the light getting to the water - in a trough it still does, but in a black container it wouldn't  :)

zwartbles

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Algae
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 08:59:54 am »
Sounds like black is back then !

Ta :wave:

 

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