Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Fletch's Fishbowl Day 9
On Day 7, after I noticed brown algae on all the leaves, I did another 100% water change (used aquarium water) and added some ramshorn snails. By Day 9, the 4 tiny ramshorns had cleaned all of the algae off most of the plants. If you look at the photo of the Anubias leaf on the right, it still is half covered with brown algae. By the time I got around to doing this post, the snails had totally polished off the algae. I love these guys. Now if I could just get them to clean my kitchen. Might have to fill the kitchen with water though. Also, they didn't die of ammonia poisoning, so I thought that was a good sign. Still nervous that I am going to get some sort of ammonia spike, or massive algae bloom, mainly because this is actually my first "dirted" tank. Herbert Axelrod's ghost is telling me that using dirt in an aquarium is insane, but all the fantastic pictures on the internet are telling me the opposite.