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Old 04-19-2004, 05:16 PM   #1
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i have algae groing on my glass in tini greeen spots

im chuffed!

damn SAE's dont seem to be eating it the *("$&"$ slakers!
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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damn SAE's dont seem to be eating it the *("$&"$ slakers!
I have been very impressed with my Midget Otto Suckers. Little work-a-holics.
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Old 04-19-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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im yet to see some otto's, when i do dont worry ill be buying quite a few

there cute, but my lfs dont stock them... yet
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:24 AM   #4
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Otos aren't going to be able to do much damage to green spot algae, nor will SAEs (it's not that they're lazy). Rubbernose plecos are your best bet, but ultimately they can only slow down how often you yourself have to clean the front glass. My best friend against this stuff is the edge of my Big Al's card.
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:45 AM   #5
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Yeap, my ottos hardly touch those green spot algae. SAEs won't even look at it. Agree with 2la, bristlenose pleco is good in this area. Somehow my Chinese algae eater is a better cleaner though but I heard many bad things about them so I'm curiously expecting what gonna happen soon :roll:
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The only way to get the greenspot algae off is to scrape it off. Get a Mag-float scraper these are great scrapers for getting any type algae off the glass they have a very strong magnet.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:13 AM   #7
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Compulsion perhaps it would be better to llok at the cause of the algae rather than trying to find a cure in the form of a fish.

I get green spot algae myslef and have found that it seems to be cause mostly in my tank by feeding my discus frozen food all the time. It is not a real worry for me as I seem to have found a balance between some green spot and feeding my discus what they need.

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Old 04-20-2004, 09:44 PM   #8
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rumples riot i know the cause proberly because ive been dosing phosphate but im like PMDD'ing at the mo and trying dif ferts. its nothing major just a little bit, and its were the sunlight comes into the tank which is normal, i could use foil or something but im ok with it at the moment. ill get scraping
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My farlowellas will eat it.

It's not that bad of an algae. If you feel the need to manually remove it, it's probably the easiest of the algaes to get to.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:52 PM   #10
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yup, my otos wont touch it either.

much praise to those little suckers. those guys do work hard.
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Old 04-20-2004, 11:11 PM   #11
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yup i think ive been a bit hard on my SAE's lol they are good workers. one of them seems to be stunted so im keeping my eye on him, but my other 3 are growing nice and big so they must be working hard
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I dropped some of the flat sided snails of my tank into a cichlid tank with some greenspot algae at the LFS I work at (well, that is barely working) , and they happen to eat it, but they don't scrap it off the glass, they only eat the outter layer of the spot. I hate them anyway.
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