Funny Getting rid of hair algae with mollies

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My son’s aquarium probably had too many nutrients in it, so hair algae grew in everything.
I took out his little bikinI bottom guys out and washed them off, did a 75% water change and removed his fake plants and put them in my tank with mollies. I knew the mollies would do the job, I just didn’t know the Orange one of
the three would take over, eat all the algae and dominate the tank, protecting its feast. Lol
 
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The betta tank is healthy with two snails, a Nerite and a Mystery. It just has algae. I want the snails to clean up the rest. Fish are healthy.

It is fun to watch the molly boss around the tiger barbs:)
 

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Oh gosh hair algae.. I had an issue with that in my 20 gallon and flat-out threw everything I could at it until I finally took it down and replaced it with my 36G.

The 36G is in the same position, same plants, and I probably still over-do its feeding.. but the main difference is I threw away the HOB asap and replaced with a cannister filter.

Still, noted, haha. I don't know why I've never liked mollies as much, but maybe it's time to invest in one for my nano tank.. it's next to where I've seedlings for my non-aquarium garden so it gets way too much light right now and has some hair algae beginning to pop up
 

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Amazoniantanklvr said:
Mollies don't belong in a nano. They need a 20 gal+
I promise I was joking.. Sorry, text and intent and all that :) I just have been keeping its tank lights off in the meantime - it'll correct itself in April when the seedlings can be replanted
 

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