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Too much alga in tank
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Dieselrider    Posted 06-11-2004 at 04:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do any of you folks ever have to deal with alot of alga (algee) in your water tanks? What can be done to cut it down without using bleech? Any one have any ideas? I have about a 600 gallon concrete water tank for the steers and it seems to really collect the alga.

Donna from Mo    Posted 06-11-2004 at 04:56:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a product at the farm stores for this problem, but after reading the label, I decided I didn't want my horse and our cows to drink anything that dangerous.

Texas    Posted 06-11-2004 at 04:24:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well beleive it or not...Goldfish. They keep it eaten back...not completely, but enough you dont have to clean it so often.

Dieselrider    Posted 06-11-2004 at 04:38:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
What about winter time (that's a season us yankees have to deal with) do you need to feed them? Just pet store food? How many do ya figure for a tank that size? Couple dozen? Thanks

Texas    Posted 06-11-2004 at 04:44:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nah we never feed them. It gets cold enough here one day a year or so to freeze the water...thin ice on top. They survive.

Ive got a 250 gal tank with 5 in it and they do ok. Gonna loose some to the cats an coons though.

It aint a cure all but it does work to keep algae
eaten back so you aint drainin and cleanin it all the time.

Dont know of any algaecides that you can use that wont foul the water or hurt those steers. Try contacting Helena Chemical, they may have something.

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