OK this is gonna be long. I started a ten gallon tank, didn't cycle it cuz i didn't know bout that stuff. Everything died.....every time. so finally i learned about ammonia and other such things. I finally got the tank cycled and ammonia levels stay low with out ammo lock or anything of the sort. The problem is the tank still has algae in it.
I also have a 5 gallon tank. I started it with just a dragon fish and a small air pump driven filter. The tank was so dirty after a week i couldn't see anything in it and by this time the tank had 7 gold fish (the small food kind for bigger fish) 8 ghost shrimp and 1 sucker fish (cant spell its name). So i went and got a regular electric filter and some anti algae pills and did a 80 percent water change and the water is clearer then thin air.
I have since done that with the ten gallon tank although it always had a electric filter and the water is still foggy and the algae still grows on the filter.
Both tanks have the proper size heaters and filters. The 10 gallon tank has 2 small cat fish like...fish.. 3 fiddler crabs and a sucker fish who i think got messed up bad during the last of the ammonia problems.. but they all are alive and active, except the sucker fish who is alive but not active. it just lays on the floor of the tank and doesn't move much but does move, he is never in the same spot.
So to some it up why do i still have algae in my big tank and not in the small tank? I have used ten times the anti algae pills on the 10 as i have in the 5 gallon tank, did a 80% water change twice and its still foggy and slowly gets worse over time. What do i do?