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  1. kfryman
    04-25-2012 11:43 PM - permalink
    Would the nerite snails go on plant leaves? Most of the brown algae is on ludwigia so small leaves.

    The tank should have readings of all zeros, I will have to check my water. The ghost shrimp are thriving, so that means I don't have any high readings.
  2. thekoimaiden
    04-25-2012 10:26 PM - permalink
    I think when you subscribe you can get the back issues (to a certain date) online. I know that's how it works with TFH. I love the articles there, too. I can literally spend hours on that site reading and clicking. I usually have like 20 tabs open and completely forget where I started by then end XD
  3. kfryman
    04-25-2012 10:25 PM - permalink
    Would the ammonia build up? I know they are poop machines so yeah. I will see, I want some but if they die they are something I would have to get shipped again. Is their any other inverted or fish, besides otos, that eat brown algae?
  4. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 09:37 PM - permalink
    We did just have our water tested for a bunch of things so I can see if I can find the report on my dad's desk. Hopefully it will say if there are a lot of silicates in the water.

    I know high nitrates can cause algae too. I'm somewhere around 20 ppm even with the Clearmax. The plants are still settling in but I'm hoping they'll suck up more nitrates as they settle. I think I might try amanos first since the last batch of otos I got didn't touch the plants. They just darted around like crazy things and sucked on the heater. o.O But if the amanos don't do squat, I'll try otos again.
  5. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 09:35 PM - permalink
    Thanks, you're the best, Olympia. :D Okay, to answer your questions. The brown algae is mostly in the 20g but there is some in a few of my small, unfiltered betta tanks. In those tanks, I'm pretty sure it's 'cause the tanks have no biological filtration so a lot of nitrogenous waste. I also have a bad outbreak in my 10g sorority which is all plastic plants. The 20g has CaribSea Tahitian Moon (black) sand. The sorority has Petco black gravel.

    If I'm not supposed to use a phosphate remover, I'd better get the Fluval Clearmax out of the filter. I can just use a regular nitrate remover.
  6. thekoimaiden
    04-25-2012 09:34 PM - permalink
    I think you just gave me a Christmas idea, too! I'm really glad to know I can get it on this side of the pond. I'll probably ask for PFK and TFH for Christmas.
  7. kfryman
    04-25-2012 09:14 PM - permalink
    Okay thanks I will check it out. There was one breeder in Value but some people said he wouldnt replace DOAs. So I would rather stay away from him until I can't find any one else.

    When I do get some I guess drip acclimate them?
  8. kfryman
    04-25-2012 09:02 PM - permalink
    The bad thing is that I can easily have them cashed, and they are worth more...

    I may have to get the 10, what are your recommendations for buying the amano shrimp? I have bought online before but I don't know if they are wild caught or bred. Should I ask them?
  9. kfryman
    04-25-2012 08:58 PM - permalink
    Okay, I will have to remember that. I will have to check a shop that I discovered as I have not found any amano shrimp. All I have seen is ghost, cherry (they were clear though), and bamboo. I would get the ten but I don't have US cash at the moment, I have mostly euro money... weird I know as I live in the states and never been outside of it.
  10. kfryman
    04-25-2012 08:09 PM - permalink
    Okay thank you, and the tank is 15 gallons. So since amanos eat plant matter/ algae, does that mean once it runs out, or gets low I should feed algae waffers? I have two types of algae waffer/pellet.

    I had like 3-4 pregnant ghost shrimp before but they ate all their babies lol. I was aware about the amanos but it is still good info.

    Where is the best place to buy them? I don't always see them an Aquabid.

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    Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world!
    Kingston, Ontario
    hmmm I like hiking, fishkeeping, and concerts!
    Organic Agriculture Student
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    3 - 5
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