3 gallon acrylic with shrimp
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Planted Nano Tanks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2015, 01:42 PM   #1
SeaCur
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 25
Default

3 gallon acrylic with shrimp


So my shrimp tank (~15 blue velvet neos) has been up for a few weeks now and started getting some algae on the glass. I did a large water change so I could wipe the acrylic with a hand towel, but it's still on the bottom half of the tank. Seems the shrimp don't like the wall algae, though I occasionally see one holding onto the wall for short durations. I looked around and it seems nerites will scratch the acrylic eventually, I have some (4 adult) MTS in there but they aren't cleaning the sides (though I saw a baby climbing around the side yesterday)

So my question is, what can I do to keep the sides clear in this little tank? Looks like amanos like algae more than neos? If it matters I have eco-complete sub.
SeaCur is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-23-2015, 04:11 PM   #2
taitertot
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 49
Default

An amano might help, and maybe some horned nerites, they are so super small. Otherwise mystery snails are supposed to be good with wall algae but I've had terrible luck with them. Less light (depending on your plants) would also help.
taitertot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-23-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
kman
Planted Tank Guru
 
kman's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,164
Default

^^ Agreed. Amano is probably your best bet.

Mystery snails don't really eat algae. They'll nibble occasionally, but it's not really their thing. Nerites are the snails for algae. I've never heard that they scratch acrylic, though.

Otos would be great, too, of course, but a 3 gal tank is too small for one, let alone two (they need at least 2).
kman is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012