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Since having my egg crate divider up for a month or 2 I have noticed some patches of green algae growing on it. I quite like this and makes a nice change from the diatoms I used to have.

The algae grows at the top near the light and today I noticed some long, very thin green strands growing from it and floating on the surface.

Do I need to get rid of these or shall I leave them? I read somewhere that algae isn't always a bad thing to have

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Haha, I know how you feel! That's why I'm loving the green :)

Thunder, I'll post a pic tomorrow, my fish have just gone sleepy byes.

Thanks fang, it's good to know I can leave it and it's not doing any harm

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What are we looking at in that picture? I don't mean the algae, I mean the structures.

If your fish don't eat it as it grows, pull it off, take a shears and cut it into short pieces and toss it to your fish. It's not only nutritious, its very fibrous and thus great for the digestive tract.

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It's the surface of the tank, with a white divider at the top down the middle to give the minnows a bit of shelter from each other if they need it

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