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post #11 of 18 Old 09-05-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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ah ok. What type of algae do you classify as normal and where do the normal algae grows ( the one that I will not be alarmed of an algae bloom)?
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post #12 of 18 Old 09-05-2010, 08:26 PM
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All algae (except the brown diatoms) is "normal." Different tanks attract different algae. I have 2 tanks that have brush algae, yet it never shows up in the other tanks. Or a tank that gets hair algae, but none of the others. Rhonda Wilson has frequently written in TFH of the same in her tanks.

"Normal" is to see algae, on wood and rocks (I never bother to remove this); brush algae loves filter tubes, some think probably because of the current. On plants, you have to be careful as it can smother the plant's ability to respirate.

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post #13 of 18 Old 09-06-2010, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to try and circulate more the aquarium water maybe this is will attract less algae. If i get algae on the leaves then i have no option but to remove the leaves right?

As algae eater i am going to get bristlenose and amano shrimps. Do not fancy SAE because they also eat moss
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-06-2010, 09:31 AM
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How about Otocinclus? I have never noticed mine eating my moss. Are they said to eat moss?
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How about Otocinclus? I have never noticed mine eating my moss. Are they said to eat moss?
no, oto's stay with soft, young algae, their small suckermouths aren't strong enough to eat plants like moss.
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-06-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Will definetly get an oto but the tank must be mature around 6 months and over i heard.
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-06-2010, 01:42 PM
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It depends on the tank size and your algae growth when you can add otos, the larger the tank and the more surfaces for it to grow on, the sooner you can add a few otos. I'd say by 3 months it would be pretty safe to add some otos in a decent sized tank because even when you cant see algae they seem to find microscopic food all over to sustain them if there are enough surfaces to graze on. You can also try to get them on an algae wafer diet if you don't think there is enough surface area to graze on but this will take a while for them to learn it is food you are dropping for them.
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-06-2010, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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At first I will go for bristlenose since i have some in my other aquarium and would like to move them. Also i like them :) and their bushy nose hehe. My wife does not like them haha.

I think that otos and bristlenose eats very much the same things
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