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Old 12-06-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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How do I maintain the algae in the tank while my plants are turning yellow?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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How do I maintain the algae in the tank while my plants are turning yellow?
What type of algae?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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How do I maintain the algae in the tank while my plants are turning yellow?
Why do you want to maintain algae while most if not all of us trying to get rid of them? Are you trying to grow algae?
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Old 14-06-2011, 10:42 PM   #4
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Nope, my meaning of maintaining algae means stopping them from growing. The algae is growing all over the tank, including on the plants. The algae looks like brushes. Thin long strips.
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Old 15-06-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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If it is black, its called Black Brush Algae (BBA).. you can try use siamese algae eater (if I am not wrong), else you may need to cut away the affected plants. Its not possible to remove them manually.
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Old 15-06-2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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I see, I try to remove them by cleaning manually and it will only be gone for a week and then it is back. The algae is green in colour and I have put in five ottos and they can't solve the problems effectively.
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Old 15-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #7
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You mean the brush like algae is green in colour? Otto is only efficient in eating those greenish spotted algae that grows on the glass(usually).
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Old 15-06-2011, 12:51 PM   #8
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I see, I try to remove them by cleaning manually and it will only be gone for a week and then it is back. The algae is green in colour and I have put in five ottos and they can't solve the problems effectively.
How big is your tank? Plants? Fauna? Lightings? 5 Otos is a lot if it's a small tank. They're going to starve if you don't have the right kind of algae for them. And if i'm not wrong, from observing my otos at work, I seriously doubt they eat those stringy type algae. Wrong mouth for it. Remembered somebody mentioned in this forum about adding mollies to eat those algae, but that would depend on what other fauna you have in the tank as well.
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Old 15-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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A picture will be good to illustrate... then the more experienced bros here can help to remedy..
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:06 AM   #10
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Hi, my tank is 2ft x 1ft x 1ft. about 30 neon tetras, 2 angel fish, 2 wire mesh of taiwan moss, two driftwood with big leaves plant.
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