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how to get algea to grow
Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
 
how to get algea to grow

i know all of us are trying to get rid of algea, i have a twig cat fish, but i have no algea growing in my tank ive been supplementing him with algea tabs and zuccini.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
 
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Get a bucket of tank water, add a handful of fishfoods and then rocks in there. Put the bucket under direct sunlight. Should have algae in a few days and you can use the algae coated rocks for the pleco.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
 
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lots of light and maybe a little aquatic plant fertilizer algae is like field of dream "if you build it they will come" you can also buy any aquatic you like chances are it'll have algae hitchin a ride. you want green algae by the way brown=bad
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
 
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Diatoms aren't necessarily bad. Most plecos do like diatoms.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #5
 
well the bucket idea is good except if i put it outside for sunlight it would freeze in less then 10min. and i dont have a pleco. i'll try the plant food, since i added some plants and nothing so far except my tank now has ich...thanks
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:47 PM   #6
 
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hi
would it be possible for you to place small rocks into a glass jar
with the water and put it on a windowsill for the sunlight ?
i did this,it took some time,but it did work.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
 
or just use a strong light indoors. a halogen shop light works fine. i use it for my algae screen system.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
 
that i can try thanks
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:28 PM   #9
 
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My pleco is a lazy sob, i cant get him to eat my algae.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:09 AM   #10
 
plecos aren't the best for that job actually they suck!!! get otocinlus they are better and they will go with the size of your tanks.
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