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10-31-2011 04:45 PM
grizzlybear
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Originally Posted by Cynth View Post
If you get SAE get young ones, my larger SAE quit eating algae once they were grown.
Now we've another topic to discuss. Change in appetite in SAE's by age.
10-31-2011 01:50 PM
Cynth
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Originally Posted by blacksheep998 View Post
If you do get the siamese algae eater then make sure you get the true one. There are several other fish sometimes sold as siamese algae eaters that will not eat that BBA.

If you get SAE get young ones, my larger SAE quit eating algae once they were grown.
10-31-2011 01:11 PM
blacksheep998 If you do get the siamese algae eater then make sure you get the true one. There are several other fish sometimes sold as siamese algae eaters that will not eat that BBA.
10-27-2011 04:39 PM
grizzlybear Thanks all, i'll follow your kind advices.
10-24-2011 07:42 PM
farrenator That is BBA and Siamese algae eaters do eat it as stated above. I would clean out the filters and I would manually remove as much as possible. Remove the pebbles, wood and decorations with BBA and soak them in a 10:1 bleach to water solution for 24-48 hours. This should kill the BBA. Rinse well with hot water and let air dry over night to allow any remaning bleach to evaporate. You can then put the hardscape back in the tank.

If you decide against CO2 I would reduce feeding and light and clean the filters more often. Actually, this is generally good maintenance anyway.
10-24-2011 02:42 PM
AlyeskaGirl Unstable or low CO2. Nutrient overdose.

You need to increase or stabilize CO2.

Siamese Algae Eater eat this type of Algae.

Best of luck.
10-23-2011 11:39 PM
VeeSe Also, you might want to clean your filter. Decreasing the organics in your water could help.
10-23-2011 10:43 PM
OverStocked BBA. Good luck.... Excel will kill it, but it needs to be manually removed.

Too Much light, too little co2 and ferts.
10-23-2011 10:38 PM
Zefrik I have something very similar to that except it is darker brown and grows on the tips of my swordplant.
10-23-2011 10:57 AM
grizzlybear
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Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
My first inclination was to say that they were tribbles!
Yea, that's why i'm not sleeping in the same room with my tank. They may crawl out of the tank and gnaw my ears.
10-23-2011 10:51 AM
Alyssa My first inclination was to say that they were tribbles!
10-23-2011 10:13 AM
TedP That's BBA. Black Brush Algae.
10-23-2011 10:11 AM
grizzlybear
ball of furs in my tank...

Hello everyone, could you please look up to below pictures i've just taken:



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Could you tell me how do i get rid of this furry creatures?

I change water very ocassionaly for the last few months. I don't make any maintenances on neither internal or external filters. To be honest i don't do much except feeding the fishes and turning lights on and off daily. Please give me a solution for these algaes first then i'll have some enthusiasm for other duties i have to.

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