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Algae eaters for 3 gallon

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So my 3g is running pretty well at this point. I still only have one RCS in there but that will change soon. I'm having a problem with algae on the glass. I have a Finnex Fugeray-R and leave the light on four 8 hours a day. There is no sunlight that hits the tank. I'm figuring that there aren't any algae-eating fish that I can put in this size tank, so what are my options? I've been doing some searching and it seems like Nerite Snails might be a good decision. I guess I'm just looking for other options just to see what's out there.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 10:06 PM
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Snails.
Nerites are probably best, just one or two. Ramshorns would also work, but they'll breed.


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Amano shrimp have a large appetite for all kinds of Algae. A couple of nerite snails should do the trick too.
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I agree with the other posts. Snails like nerites and amano shrimp should do the trick.
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Nerite snails, they usually have to be replaced every year


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Alrighty, then a nerite snail it is.
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Keep in mind that nerites do better with pH over 7.0, cause then their shell starts to show signs of wear because of the acidic water.
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