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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:26 pm

ooo u stole my idea :lol: :lol: :cheeky:

oooft busy day at work was it?
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:15 pm

yeah...Wednesday&Thursdays 14hr each day, I must be mad
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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:20 pm

think of the £££££'s :D
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:21 pm

I'm thinking of the zzzzzz at the mo.
Any ideas on my algae prob?
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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:22 pm

2 much algae or not enough? is it the green algae?
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:25 pm

too much, and green, I've tried limiting the amount of lights on time, but dosn't seem to have made much difference if any
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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:29 pm

is it on your ornaments/rocks or the glass?

reducing lighting basicly just slows the growth down it doesnt stop it,soon as your lights are put on it grows.
once you have algae basicly you will always have it unless u do a complete strip down or blackout.

washing/soaking rocks etc in vinegar kills the algae but ensure you rinse them thourghly.
does your tank get ant direct sunlight?
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:35 pm

The algae is on the glass, ornaments, gravel, everywhere basically except on the fish!
The tank is new, and just finished cycling.
The tank dosn't get any direct sunlight at all, although it is in the livingroom, which is pretty light.
Is there anything I can add to the tank? Is it just because its new? Is it me being a cabbage......? I could go on and on... :(
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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:40 pm

it may have come in with the water when u added your fish or spores carried in the air.
personally i never use chemicals just my choice but im sure theres stuff out there for it.
im lucky i never get any algae i put it down to having no lighting on my tanks only natural light.
maybe invest in a plec or algae eating fish they will shoft alot of it,failing that weekly glass scraping and rock washing should help keep on top of it.

or.. totally black out your tank for 1-2 weeks that will kill the algae off and wont harm your fish.
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:48 pm

Ah well, glass scrapin it is then.
Ive just invested in a bristlenose last Sunday
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Postby chaoz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:53 pm

oo he/she will eat some algae thet love cucumber,courgette, lettuce, spinach, boiled potatoes and shelled peas, but i doubt 1 wud make a major impact on your algae,depends on his size and ur tank size.
my plec wud soon have your tank clean :cheeky: :cheeky:
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Postby Aiyana's Dad » Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:19 am

Yeah, I've seen the pics. It's monstrous.
Just in case someone else is reading this....
We're talkin the size of his fish :oops:
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Postby Donnaw33 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:32 am

boiled potatoes now there is something i wouldnt have thought of feeding my BN. I will give them some at teatime, i am sure all my baby BN's will appreciate a boiled spud. They do love the spinach and cucumber i feed them.

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Postby chaoz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:00 am

you can try them on any veg aslong as its washed n peeled,plecs are supposed to like mushrooms but mine never touched them,i try allsorts n just see what the devour.sweet potato is a favourite,raw potato aswell.if they love cucumber drop some courgette in they will go mad for it!!
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Postby chaoz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:25 am

knew id seen a list of foods somwhere,just found it
http://www.plecofanatics.com/forum/show ... hp?t=31574
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