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How do I get rid of algae in my nurse tank?

May 16, 2013

How Do I Eliminate Algae in My Nurse Tank?

Question:  My nurse tank has turned green.  How do I get rid of the algae? 

Answer: There are several things you can consider.  The best option is to use copper sulfate. Mix 2 ounces of copper sulfate with 16 ounces of water, then apply 4 ounces of this mixture for every 1,000 gallons of water in the tank. That should take care of your algae problem pretty well. Another option is to use 1 cup of bleach for every 1,000 gallons of water in the tank. However, you need to be really careful with this option as the bleach can spike your pH and cause some antagonism with some pesticides.  Make sure you rinse the tank well if you decide to use bleach.  I’ve also heard that swimming pool tablets are effective to get rid of algae, but I don’t have any experience with this.  Your best bet is probably the copper sulfate.

Water Quality in the Spray Tank

Have you checked the water quality in your spray tank lately?

 

Water Quality in the Spray Tank

Have you checked the water quality in your spray tank lately? This is something farmers frequently neglect

 

 

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