03-14-2013, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pennpets
no plants for these fsh, they would rip them up. I will reduce food , see what happens. I have well water, so i will also get a phosphate test kit, as I know my water is hard to begin with. To bad I dont have room for a RO pump and holding tank.
I have been using API AlgaeFix in my Mbuna tank due to excessive algae growth, it does the job but it requires continuous dosing so it is not recommending long-term. I have a pleco in my Peacock tank (pH 7.9) and he's done well in there for quite some time, but I keep my pH at 8.2 in my Mbuna tank so I can't have one in there unfortunately.
My recommendation would be to get your lights on a timer (sporadic light schedules will not help the situation.) You can get a cheap Brinks digital timer from Walmart for $15.00 and you can program it for multiple settings.
Reduce feeding and check your water as recommended by other people as well :)