- - how to get algea to grow
|ghosty ||02-25-2009 06:19 PM |
how to get algea to grow
i know all of us are trying to get rid of algea, i have a twig cat fish, but i have no algea growing in my tank ive been supplementing him with algea tabs and zuccini.
|Lupin ||02-25-2009 06:33 PM |
Get a bucket of tank water, add a handful of fishfoods and then rocks in there. Put the bucket under direct sunlight. Should have algae in a few days and you can use the algae coated rocks for the pleco.
|FordMan ||02-25-2009 06:34 PM |
lots of light and maybe a little aquatic plant fertilizer algae is like field of dream "if you build it they will come" you can also buy any aquatic you like chances are it'll have algae hitchin a ride. you want green algae by the way brown=bad
|Lupin ||02-25-2009 06:45 PM |
Diatoms aren't necessarily bad. Most plecos do like diatoms.
|ghosty ||02-26-2009 09:44 AM |
well the bucket idea is good except if i put it outside for sunlight it would freeze in less then 10min. and i dont have a pleco. i'll try the plant food, since i added some plants and nothing so far except my tank now has ich...thanks
|willow ||02-26-2009 04:47 PM |
would it be possible for you to place small rocks into a glass jar
with the water and put it on a windowsill for the sunlight ?
i did this,it took some time,but it did work.
|aspects ||02-26-2009 05:48 PM |
or just use a strong light indoors. a halogen shop light works fine. i use it for my algae screen system.
|ghosty ||02-26-2009 06:03 PM |
that i can try thanks
|pkennedy0219 ||02-26-2009 07:28 PM |
My pleco is a lazy sob, i cant get him to eat my algae.
|ghosty ||02-27-2009 09:09 AM |
plecos aren't the best for that job actually they suck!!! get otocinlus they are better and they will go with the size of your tanks.
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