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Old 10-18-2010, 08:37 PM   #21
 
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Ok I went back and reread the link I looked really well at the algae in my tank and in the pictures and I have decided that it is fuzz algae and this is what it says to do about fuzz algae:
Fuzz Algae
grow on leaves and plant stems not necessarily exposed to strong lights. The affected plants are probably suffering deficiency problems and are leaking nutrients back into the water. This algae is considered normal in small quantities. Aquariums with fish such as Siamese Algae Eater, Otos, Amano shrimp, Bristlenose pleco or Mollies will not suffer from this algae. Balanced nutrients will give head start against the algae.

So since the tank is only 10 gallons which of the options would you go with. I really like mollies, otos, and amano shrimp but I am not sure which would be best for a 10 gallon but I am thinking the shrimp.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:14 AM   #22
 
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Ok I went back and reread the link I looked really well at the algae in my tank and in the pictures and I have decided that it is fuzz algae and this is what it says to do about fuzz algae:
Fuzz Algae
grow on leaves and plant stems not necessarily exposed to strong lights. The affected plants are probably suffering deficiency problems and are leaking nutrients back into the water. This algae is considered normal in small quantities. Aquariums with fish such as Siamese Algae Eater, Otos, Amano shrimp, Bristlenose pleco or Mollies will not suffer from this algae. Balanced nutrients will give head start against the algae.

So since the tank is only 10 gallons which of the options would you go with. I really like mollies, otos, and amano shrimp but I am not sure which would be best for a 10 gallon but I am thinking the shrimp.
I agree with shrimp; in a 10g you have little room to add fish with significant impacts on the bioload, as Mollies, pleco would; otos less but they need to be in a trio so that takes up space (in terms of water quality). And the SAE is out, it attains 6+ inches and at that size can get quite rowdy.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #23
 
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All righty if reduceing the lighting does not work I will get a few Amano Shrimp to see if that will take care of it.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:55 PM   #24
 
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Sorry, I just now stumbled on this...

A betta will snack on an amano shrimp.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:00 PM   #25
 
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Yes I thought about that I would put the betta in a different tank then when the Amanos take care of the algae I will move them into my shrimp tank as they are compatable with the red cherrys Aunt Kymmie sent me. Then move the betta back to this tank. But I am hopeing it will not come to that I am hopeing that reduceing the amount of time the light is on will fix the problem.
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