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brown algae type growth
Old 01-17-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
 
brown algae type growth

ouch, bad news, i got a large algae type growth, it is brown, thats all i can say, it is growing on my ornaments, my wall, and my fake plants, i got a large growth near the side of the wall, i'll take a picture of it once i get a camera. It is brown (the color of poop) and it grows in spots, any help?
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
 
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Brown algae is diatoms. They will go away on their own in a few days to a few weeks. Or the other option, Otos. They love the stuff.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #3
 
do they pose any threat, or are they just ugly cause they look like poop
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
 
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Nope, diatoms don't pose any threat, just look bad sometimes. And Otos are really cute little guys, and stay very small. ;)
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
 
i see where your going, wouldnt my tank be a bit over crowded? 7 zebra danios, and i plan on getting 2 bolivian rams, and now maybe i should get like 2 otos? Is this over stocked? I have a 20 gallon high tank with two 20 gallon power filters (adds up to 40 gallons). If i need to i could get more stuff, i got 100 dollars as birthday money so i might get a power head for extra oxygen. But im still worried about over crowding...
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
 
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Of course not.:) Put the fish's habitual use of different levels into consideration. Bolivians stay mostly on the bottom or mid level and with two small otos, it's not overstocked.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:51 PM   #7
 
ok good. What size do ottos get and do they need driftwood?
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:54 PM   #8
 
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Nope, don't need driftwood. They get to maybe 1.5-2"
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:56 PM   #9
 
ok so danios are around the same size as ottos. Lets look at it at a worse case scenario, all my fish turn out to be big for there size. That would mean 9 2 inch fish, making 18 inches of fish, plus 2 3 inch fish making my tank 24 inches of fish.... Hmm i need to do more water changes, im just lucky i got double filtration
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:58 PM   #10
 
since were not talking about algae anymore, let this thread die and move on to this thread, there talking about the same thing

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3173
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