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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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recommend good (coldwater-ish) algae cleaner

Is there any recommendations for an algae cleaner (both vertebrate and inv.) for a 2.5 gallon planted fishtank with 3 white cloud mountain minnow? The temp. of the system as of right now during the winter is hovering around 65-70 Fahrenheit. Oh and the algae to be cleaned is the usually green and brown algae that are sticking to my glass, plants, and rocks.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 08:08 AM
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Any neocaridina or caridina shrimp species are fine at those temps. They wouldn't be much help on the glass though. But for a tank that small I would just manually clean it.
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I have successfully kept RCS in containers as small as .5 gallons, maybe even less. They don't do well with algae in small groups but a big group will do the trick.
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