Originally Posted by Romad
even indirect light can cause an algae bloom (ask me how i know LOL).
why not get some otos if you have stocking capacity left? do you have the water params that can support them? and do you have fish that will get along with them?
I think I'd be cuttin' it pretty close by adding otos
I have a 20 gallon with 7 black neon tetras, 2 neon blue dwarf gourami and a spotted cory (I SHOULD be getting a few more cories so he's not all alone) so otos would have to be putting me over... if I have to I'll put the cory(s) somewhere else so I can make room for something to eat the algae in here
and I'm not sure how the otos would do with the dwarf gouramis in the long run
as for the water... I have a cory doing well (survived the cycling process and is still kickin'
) so maybe otos would be ok
my ph is kinda high (7.8 - 8) and my water is kinda hard - I forget what the number is exactly but Byron assured me it wasn't crazy high...
I'm very seriously thinking of just doing it - because I can't stand looking at this skuzzy green glass
but otos won't take care of the spotty algae stuff I have I don't think - I have what looks like water spots on the glass (like what is left if you don't dry a glass properly) I have no idea if it is algae or what but it's been going on since about a day after I added the water to the tank!! and it's spreading!! and it takes some serious elbow grease to scrub off... in fact I can't even get all of it off :/