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Thought someone might get a kick out of this...

This is my longest running tank, meant to be a quarantine tank. It currently houses 9 Boraras bridgittae, 3 adult Clown killies and 5+ killie fry. The fish seem to love this tank, so they are staying while the killies grow up a bit and I play with the ferts in my 15 gallon.

Sorry for the picture quality, the tank is on the floor and dimly lit, so it is rather hard to take good pics.

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Straight on, looks like I need to clean the filter intake:


Adult killie and fry, this one really shows the cotton candy-esque texture of the algae:


It may not be the prettiest tank, but it sure is low maintenance


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THAT is beautiful.

So.... since it's a quarantine tank, do you have a second quarantine tank to use after that one but before the fish go back in your display to keep the "cotton candy decor" from migrating to the main tank? lol.
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Wtf is growing on the back?

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It's green apple flavored cotton candy, can't you tell?
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lol yeah wtf is that lmao..
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LOL. My QT tank looks just like this, but with substrate. Big ol' ball of clado.

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THAT is beautiful.

So.... since it's a quarantine tank, do you have a second quarantine tank to use after that one but before the fish go back in your display to keep the "cotton candy decor" from migrating to the main tank? lol.
Unfortunately, my wife is way too smart to allow a second QT, she knows exactly what would happen

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That is my patented "Super Deluxe Fry Saver Sour Apple Cotton Candy Algae".
Only $16 for a golf ball sized portion, shipped priority.
It doesn't look quite as good out of the water though:


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LOL. My QT tank looks just like this, but with substrate. Big ol' ball of clado.
I elect to keep my clado collection in my display tank


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do you think that's clado?
looks like string hair algae... My clado is more branchy & matted. It has a smell to it too.


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any omnivorous fish must love it there. for them its like living in fresh city.

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Do you still do water changes? Because the Clown Killies and Boraras are sensitive to water conditions...

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Yeah, it is probably some sort of hair algae, it looks like something that would get chowed down on by any sort of algae eater.

Don't worry ZTM, this tank still gets wcs.


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