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07-30-2003 01:25 PM
GulfCoastAquarian Yeah, I heard that about the Flag Fish, too, but reports have been inconsistent. I guess if a fish is hungry enough, it might eat anything. Even SAE's will stop feeding on the BBA if they are getting enough flake food.
07-30-2003 10:33 AM
aquaverde IOW, the dreaded BBA. Sounds like I gotta get me some SAEs.

There have been reports that AFFs (American Flag Fish) also will eat the stuff. I have a pair that were in with a Java fern, and the fern had the outermost 1/3 of two leaves literally engulfed in BBA. Never saw either of the AFF touch it. I cut those leaves out of the tank.

07-29-2003 09:13 PM
GulfCoastAquarian Black Brush Hair algae. Nasty tufts of algae that grab hold of whatever they are growing on and won't let go. The SAE's rip it right off, munch on it a while and let the rest fall to the bottom to die.
07-29-2003 04:39 PM
aquaverde I love the tank. Glad to hear the SAEs are earning their keep.

BTW, what is BBH algae?

07-29-2003 04:22 PM
GulfCoastAquarian Thanks, man. Sometimes Jungle tanks are my favorite, too. I guess if the Sunset Hygro wasn't so tall that it was cluttered around the top, it would look better.
That open patch of gravel just left of center is where I am trying to grow some glosso, so I had to clear a way for light to get down there. I've finally got my fert regimen down pat, so things are starting to look a lot better than they have been. And the BBH algae is almost completely gone, thanks to the diligent efforts of my ten SAE soldiers!
07-29-2003 03:05 PM
KyleT Your Tank looks really, really good Sam. Although I personally like tanks a little more overgrown than most people would. The tank looks really good as it is!

07-29-2003 02:47 PM
GulfCoastAquarian Here's a pic of the jungle. I pruned last night and have got a bucket full of Sunset Hygro, Rotala Indica and Baby Tears that I'm going to bring to the LFS tonight.
07-28-2003 06:39 PM
aquaverde My feeling is, store credit is better than the trash can. Plus, it cures that bad feeling you get throwing them away.

07-28-2003 06:05 PM
KyleT Welcome back Sam! Glad you enjoyed your time off!

07-28-2003 05:01 PM
GulfCoastAquarian What to do with the clippings, though? I might take a trip to my LFS. I've never talked to them about buying my clippings, but maybe I can get some store credit. There's going to be a ton of Sunset Hygro, Baby Tears and Ludwigia.
07-28-2003 04:45 PM
aquaverde Shouldn't be a problem...just crank up the pruning chain saw and brrrrrrpppsplash!
07-28-2003 01:48 PM
GulfCoastAquarian I'm back! Didn't get to visit the fish hatchery in Lakeland, but I did a lot of what I do best - nothing. Just lounged around the pool most of the time or grilled some barbeque with the family.
The tank looks like a jungle after a complete week without attention. The fish are fine, just a bit hungry. Initial head count seems to show everyone's still there. I took a pic of the tank in its overgrown state, though. I'll post it tomorrow. You guys have got to see it, haha. It's a mess.
07-20-2003 01:36 AM
aquaverde Enjoy!

OK, all lighting questions on hold for 10 days
/joke off

07-19-2003 03:28 AM
SNPiccolo5 Have a good time, I went to Kissimmee during the last 2 weeks of June! Make sure to have some fun!

07-18-2003 08:09 PM
KyleT Have a great time Sam! If you do end up visiting the fish breeder make sure to take lots and lots of pictures!

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