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eelz212 02-21-2008 04:35 PM

adding a clean up crew
 
I have a 55 gallon tank inhabited by two goldfish. it's only been up and running for around 3 1/2 weeks and i'm beginning to get an outbreak of brownish algae.

i've cut down the photo-period by about two hours a day, but i'm wondering if there's anything else i can do to help.

is there a fish i can safely add to the tank that will help out and eat some of this junk?

dallops_of_polyps 02-21-2008 09:07 PM

black mollies eat TONS OF ALGAE!

eelz212 02-21-2008 09:12 PM

black mollies huh?

i just want to make sure whatever i get will get along with the goldfish and won't produce too much extra waste. also they'll need to be able to survive at 72F.

are there any tests i should run to make sure the tank can handle a couple of extra fish at this point?

any other suggestions?

Lupin 02-21-2008 10:28 PM

An algae scraper is your best bet. Diatoms are part of the ecosystem. No need to get a fish to do the job for you.


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