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  1. kfryman
    04-27-2012 10:26 AM - permalink
    Alright thanks Olympia!
  2. Sakura8
    04-27-2012 12:35 AM - permalink
    Yes, my cories have actually been very active, way more active than I've ever seen them. They're out in the day now climbing all over the driftwood and fake decor. And the honey gouramis nibble at the algae too.

    Thanks again for all your help. :)

    So far, the substrate doesn't seem to be bothering the cories or kuhlis so I feel okay leaving it while I look around.
  3. kfryman
    04-26-2012 08:23 PM - permalink
    Alright thanks for the help! Once I get more money I will order some

    You said not to acclimate them until the second day of receiving them. How would i do that with the small amount of water shipped?
  4. kfryman
    04-26-2012 04:53 PM - permalink
    Okay well then I guess I may have to get the amanos, I just switched from sand as it was too deep and the plants weren't doing good. I don't want to put cories on gravel as I don't want them to injury their barbels. So i am left with nerite, amano, or otos.

    I will have to see what I can find.
  5. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 10:50 PM - permalink
    Yiiiiikes! I had absolutely no idea. And I had no idea Caribsea made their sand from glass. All I know is Black Beauty "sand" isn't even sand but iron slag. Yikes, yikes. I've had it for about . . . 4 months now? When does it stop releasing silicates?

    So far, it hasn't bothered the cory cats but definitely worried about the kuhlis. I'll look into switching to play sand. I just hope I can find a darker colored sand than the one I had before.

    Thank you so much, Olympia! I never would have figured out the problem without your help.

    As for the sorority, I suspect it is due to low light and no plants. I'm going to get some water sprite to float in there.
  6. kfryman
    04-25-2012 10:43 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.
  7. thekoimaiden
    04-25-2012 09:26 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
  8. kfryman
    04-25-2012 09:25 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?
  9. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 08:37 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.
  10. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 08:35 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.

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  • About Olympia
    rabbit god, ferret jester, goldfish slave
    Kingston, Ontario
    Organic Agriculture Student
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    3 - 5
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    taking a break from fish-keeping.
    3 lovely male betta still keep me company.


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