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Darth Corydoras 01-01-2012 07:07 PM

Too much algae please help!!!
 
In the pic the tank is a 20 gallon tank with 3 turtles in it(I'm building a pond for them)and a tetra reptofilter 125 gph. But it is still full of poo and algae oh and its in the window for sun&heat.



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Rowdy 01-01-2012 07:24 PM

Well first you have to make sure that you do regular water changes. that will help prevent any new algae. and there is a chemical called algae control and i use it for my fish tank and it helps to also prevent and help get rid of algae. hope it helped.

xdavidx 01-01-2012 07:37 PM

platy fry
 
hi my name is david and I have a new 10 gallon tank with 6 platys with 3 males and 3 females a male crowntail betta a mystery snail and 2 chinese algea eaters that I got yestarday I woke up this morning and saw a fry I was able 2 catch 2 and put them in the breeder(mesh box inside the tank) tank and saw another 1 that I lost so how many babys do they birth and what are the chances they will survive if I don't catch them and put them in the breeder tank and my betta seems to protect them from the adult platys he was right next to 1 and didn't try 2 eat it is and stays under the breeder I have in there and chases every1 but the snail away from a corner in there tank is that normal behavior and how much do I feed the babys I have liquid small fry food that my father gave me that I put some on my finpger tip and swirled around the breeder area and I ther other 2 females look like they r gonna give birth soon how can I tell if the r gonna give birth
Ty for any answers in advance I have experiance with tropical tanks but not live bearing fish any help will be greatly apreciated

xdavidx 01-01-2012 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rowdy (Post 936888)
Well first you have to make sure that you do regular water changes. that will help prevent any new algae. and there is a chemical called algae control and i use it for my fish tank and it helps to also prevent and help get rid of algae. hope it helped.

Ya I have been I just changed a gallon my father is an expert on fish but a pain in the ass to get a straight answer from about things like this but he told me to let 2 gallons of water sit for 2 days and change 2 gallons every 2 days for the 1st 6 weeks and he gave me what he called live rock from his tank and set up for me to help the tank cycle faster

Rowdy 01-01-2012 09:37 PM

to let 2 gallons of water sit for 2 days and change 2 gallons every 2 days for the 1st 6 weeks
that is a good routine to do it should work good luck


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