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post #11 of 12 Old 11-13-2009, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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I just took a pH reading and it showed about a 7. Good? Bad?

I also just purchased No More Algae to get rid of the algae that has been all over the walls of the tank.
Which brings up another thing...the pleco stays under this shelfing I have in the tank. It's there all day long, I have never seen it move out of under there, but I know that it is alive. One day when I walked in, it was on the ground, but as soon as I turned on the light, it went right back to the same place. About a year ago it would be on the sides of the tank getting all of the algae off in the day and night, it would never be hiding. What is up with the fish?
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-13-2009, 02:17 PM
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As plecos grow older they tend to get lazy and not eat as much algae. Mine likes to hide in his quiet spot and come out in the evening. But he's shy when the light first comes on also. Use an algae pad to wipe down the walls of your tank each time you do water changes.

Ph of 7 is fine.

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