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Well, I was unable to help. I think it happened when I moved the log tbh.
I don't know about what will eat it, but rather than get a band aid (shrimp, snails), why not manually remove it and get to the source of the issue, so you can prevent it?
Looks like some sort of filamentous algae. Maybe Amanos will eat it but you would need a lot to get rid of it. Did you dose any ferts?
Oh, sorry. The tank is tilted forward.
One of my ember tetras has a black thing coming out of its belly. Every now and then it does a little backflip when the current pushes it around, then regains its balance and keeps swimming. Another has really bad Popeyes's, and three or four others have black markings on their bodies. I will euthanize the one with the thing coming out of its belly, but I don't have clove oil. Any other options? Cure or remedy for Popeyes? And what is the last one. Black rot?
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This was not in the big tank, so it couldn't be dust. 5 of them have it, so I'll euthanize those 5. The rest are ok, and my parameters are practically perfect. Only bad thing is 20 ppm of nitrate.
Expiration dates are on the bottles and the kit itself.I do have a master test kit we found in an old tank on the side of the road. I could test ammonia, just do the test kits expire? Also the reason I know about the nitrites and nitrates is because I had test strips.
As in it's on a surface that's tilted with the floor? As long as the surface the tank is on is true and flat you won't break anything. The bottom brace is designed to take strain off the glass.
Not sure exactly what the name of your algae is but whoever said to dial your lights back was spot on. That particular algae only ever appears (from my own experience) when the photo period is too long, usually with lights that are overly strong.
Best bet has always been to shorten the photoperiod, and if that doesn't work in 2 - 4 weeks raise your lighting, too.
Can't remember what filter you're using, but on a 20 long [planted heavily] I've always had to use 4-5 bps Co2 with a diffuser that injects a fine mist. A 20 long is hard to use a single diffuser in because of how long, yet short it is. An inline reactor had worked much better on these tanks. Not that you should go messing with it, but a Drop Checker (or two) helps a lot with checking Co2 levels on a 20G long. 30$