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This is a discussion on Water Turning brown? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by fish joey ok redknee perhaps I do get a little touchy feelly.....some how your responce struck me wrong... I not only ...

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Old 10-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
 
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ok redknee perhaps I do get a little touchy feelly.....some how your responce struck me wrong... I not only appoliges to you but original poster
There is no need for appologies. When lives are at stake, be it human, animal or insect the only thing that is important is saving it. Feelings are last on my list.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #12
 
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okey dokey ...now back to the original problem...... the brown water is it any better?
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:38 PM   #13
 
This is my girlfriends fishtank in her dorm.... Baies just happened the molly came prego like always. Uhm we havent done anything to the water besides adding conditioner. We are going to get a test kit. And ps the pleco is doing great actually....
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:47 PM   #14
 
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And ps the pleco is doing great actually....
This is exactly the kind if answer that tends to get me started.
Can you read? I guess you can since you can post it means that reading also comes easy for you.
Google the fish and see what kind of tank size he needs.
Sure he is doing great, he's a frikin BABY, thus he is still SMALL.
If you decide to keep it i wish you to live the exact life he will.
And i am done.
Some ppl are just stupid.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #15
 
Redknee isn't going about it the way that I would. But, he is right. First of all plecos are high waste producers and shouldn't be kept in overstocked or highly stocked tanks. Next, they are grazing fish and shouldn't be put in an aquarium that hasn't had a chance to establish algae colonies. Lastly, fish drink water, breath water, are in constant contact with water so housing a fish in an appropriately sized aquarium is essential. Imagine if everything you ate, drank, or breathed contained urine and feces. That is the world aquarium fish live in. As enthusiasts we do all we can to make sure that the waste levels don't exceed certain levels. That is where the recommended tank sizes and stocking levels come from. You might not like someone telling you that your tank or Gf's tank is completely out of whack but to us fish are pets not decorations. They are no different than our dogs or cats. There are other algae eating options besides a common pleco that will grow to be as long as a 10 gallon tank. A larger tank should be obtained or the fish should be rehomed. You will continue to have water issues until you correct your stocking.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #16
 
Uhm well i have a 45 gallon at my house full of cichlids so i am not stupid thank you very much. I do know fish i have had fish for a long time. There better than they were at the pet store so yeah lay off. And i we feed the babies crushed flake food sorry for not answering,
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #17
 
and we got the pleco after thr babies were born so it was a good month after. we first started so the tank did cycle.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #18
 
Its not food so unless you have some piece of wood, decor, or substrate that picked now to leech into the water it is an algae bloom. Short of rehoming some fish or upgrading to a larger setup I would test the water and do whatever water changes were necessary to keep your parameters in check until you can find a home for the fry. Blackouts and light reductions don't have much effect on brown strains of algae so the only remedy is nutrient removal. As I said brown algae blooms are common on new tanks and usually dissipate on their own and yours should to after the fry are gone and before the pleco grows. I wish you the best of luck with your situation.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:32 AM   #19
 
I have a little 2.5 gallon with a filter and stuff built into it so we are going to throw the babies in there for the time being. Maybe a make shift divider also so they will be easier to feed untill they get a little bit bigger. Tanks are cheap so possibly a different tank down the road. Thanks Russel i wish some other people were more understanding. Yes talking about you redknee. stuff happens and you need to change things around a bit. Stuff Happens!
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:13 AM   #20
 
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stuff happens and you need to change things around a bit. Stuff Happens!
Stuff happens? Yes it does when you have little to no respect for living things. It also happens when you do not have the common sense to buy the animal AFTER you research it a bit. Yes it happens when you only think 2 steps ahead and not the whole way, it happens when you go ballistic about how cool and cute it will be to have babies(fish or any other animal) without thinking "hey, after they come into this world what the heck am i going to do with them?".
How about stuff happens when you are told that your fish is TO BIG for your tank and you reply with ignorance "And ps the pleco is doing great actually...." How do you know? Can you talk to him? Does he reply? Causse you sure have no understanding of fish so it is clear to me that you actually do not know he is doing great from his behaviour.
You want some kind of sympathy for acting like a spoiled brat? Xcuse me what are we 10?
Want a hug or something? Let me give you one!
Redknee hugs Danny7 for being ignorant and not giving a %%%% about his new pets.
There, happy?
You want people to be more understanding how about you show it back and say "Oh, i understand, the fish will soon be to big, sorry i did not know, i will see if i can rehome him or get a bigger tank".
I just love how people come and ask for advice and when the solution is a bit to much for them they just rather ignore the facts and hope for the best.
And yes, now i'm the bad guy for sending him to his room.



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