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So, a couple of years ago I made a post bemoaning a product and it's effect on my ranchu at the time. I nearly killed six ranchu, and did manage to take out four. They were replaced by (name of company shall remain nameless), who also refunded me the cost of the dangerous, poison algeacide I purchased. I followed the directions on the bottle to a tea! My tank had a massive algea bloom and I figured I had to take drastic action. About four hours later, I noticed my ranchu gasping. I quickly got them out and cleaned the tank, and ended up losing four of them. This was no small task to do! At any rate, skip ahead a few years. I absolutely decimated my tank on a much more epic scale. My elodea, my java moss, my snails, my goldfish, ALL DEAD. It looked like a nuclear holocaust in my 55 gallon tank! Incidentally, the water was pristine, crystal clear! Completely free of the algea bloom which had only recently consumed every thing and made it ugly green! I purchased this algeacide product at the biggest big name competitor of (name of company shall remain nameless). I will say that the first poison was sold to me by a mart, and the second was sold to me by a co. The second time, it was a white bottle. It required one drop per gallon, so I metiiculously applied 55 drops. It was safe for plants, crusteaceans, fish, etc. BULL HOCK! DON'T EVER BUY ANY SORT OF ALGEACIDE! I have had TWO terrible experiences with it! The best way is to drape a heavy blanket over your tank and let NO light in for a minimum of three days. Of course, turn your lights off! This does not kill any fish, plants, or snails. It puts your tank in a "resting" state, but starves the algea of the light that it needs to survive! I don't want this sort of thing to happen to anyone else, especially not my Koko's crew!!!