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Wash off decorations?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by needlefish, May 18, 2004.

  1. needlefish

    needlefish New Member


    for my 10 gallon tank i have fake plants that attact algae to the leaf parts and a 6 in log and 4 in cave. The log is covered in algae and i have a small pleco but they don't eat all the algae. Should i take the plants and dectorations out and wash them off?

    Yeah, I know a stupid question!

  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    It wouldn't hurt, just don't use any type of detergent.

    Is it green algae or brown algae (diatoms)?

  3. needlefish

    needlefish New Member

    it is a blue green color
  4. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    try a few snails but DONT let them over populate
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Try to avoid overfeeding and don't leave your tank light on as long.

  6. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    The one problem with algea when it gets to a certain point if you turn your light off it actually reverses the photosynthesis process and removes air from the water.
  7. Candace

    Candace New Member

    in my experience, plecos never control all of your algae, and are not filtration or cleaning devices. all the plecos and algae eating fish I own i give assorted blanched vegetables to to supplement their diet. I beleive that all fish should have a varied diet, not just flakes and algae. No pleco should really be kept alive on just algae, no matter what amount. but before anyone adds vegetables to a tank it should be well cycled and shouldnt stay in there for more than a few hours.

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