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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:19 pm   Re: Algae Control

cutepanda86 wrote:Ah. I may need to think about getting one for my tank. Sheldon has issues with tank mates.


I figured it was worth the $2.99 risk to find out. Penny is pretty much a carnivore still, she doesn't show much interest in veggies, I try to trick her with repti-sticks or pellets, if she accidently falls for it, she spits them out.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:23 pm   Re: Algae Control

cutepanda86 wrote:Penny doesn't try to eat him?



Chinese sucker fish are pretty fast. I have them in my tanks. Oops forgot I killed the big one I had when I over filled my 300. I should buy another.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:00 pm   Re: Algae Control

brain55 wrote:I figured it was worth the $2.99 risk to find out. Penny is pretty much a carnivore still, she doesn't show much interest in veggies, I try to trick her with repti-sticks or pellets, if she accidently falls for it, she spits them out.


Ah I see. Well keep an eye out then.

Kansasslider wrote:Chinese sucker fish are pretty fast. I have them in my tanks. Oops forgot I killed the big one I had when I over filled my 300. I should buy another.


Yes but currently my tank doesn't have many hiding places. Would that be an issue?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:08 pm   Re: Algae Control

How big is your turtle? They eat off glass rocks wood etc. If you don't have any algae then you don't want any because you will have to feed them.Edit.. actually that's not true they eat leftovers if you have other fish and feed in tank.
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:46 am   Re: Algae Control

Sheldon is 7". I was thinking about putting the algae eater inside his basking platform which does grow algae. It's a large critter carrier with egg crate attached to the top with water and decorations inside.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:00 am   Re: Algae Control

They don't cost that much. I say try it.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:48 pm   Re: Algae Control

I just might. I shall be making a pet store run next weekend
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:50 pm   Re: Algae Control

I hate to say this but the worst that can happen is it becomes lunch.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:35 pm   Re: Algae Control

This is true. :)
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:58 am   Re: Algae Control

I use "Jungle Pond Algae Relief" in my tank. The lamps cause the algae to for and take over the tank. I had a serious algae problem and the only thing that worked was the Jungle Pond. I've used it since my YBS turtle was a little baby, and it doesn't seem to effect him at all. My tank is 100% algae free!!

Thanks Peva for the snail suggestion! I will get some!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:01 pm   Re: Algae Control

Personally, I have never had algae problems :-)
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:19 pm   Re: Algae Control

Is it possible for algae to "infect" a filter? We switched to a 55 gallon filter system on our 20 gallon tank about two months ago. The first month was amazing. No algae for nearly 3 weeks (because we use tap water and feed in our tank, algae is a constant problem). But after about a month and the first water change, we noticed the algae growth after 3 days. Now, we can barely go a week without needing to clean everything out. When we changed the water the second time, we noticed a white/orange algae growing in the tube on top of the filter and in filter vents. After thoroughly cleaning it, we put everything back together, but in a week, it was back as well as the green algae. We've tried feeding our RES in a separate container, but he refuses to eat that way. Distilled water is our next step, but any feedback would be great.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:40 am   Re: Algae Control

I wouldn't say "infect" but that is a good description. Once you get it, it always comes back quicker. The white/orange might not be algae... maybe hard water and or bacteria? Can you post a picture of it?
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:05 pm   Re: Algae Control

Foolishly, I cleaned the tank before checking back. So, I don't have a picture to take. But, when it comes back next time, I will. Would boiling the filter work? It's the only way I can think to get to all the crevices this stuff is hiding in. Also, trying distilled water this time around, so we'll see if that helps some.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:17 pm   Re: Algae Control

Removing the food source (usually too much light) is the simplest way to deal with algae. A UV filter will also destroy algae. Distilled might take out some of the good stuff in the water.
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