Mosquitoes On Top Of Tank

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Hi guys,

Just above my tank i have a huge mosquito problem.

They seem to like the humidity just above my fish tank and on the walls.

Any remedy for this, it seems that im breeding mosquitoes...

Picture of tank:
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Wall besides tank:
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the little black spots are mosquitoes hanging around...
 

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The water is probably stagnant. Mosquitos lay eggs in stagnant water.
 

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What kind of fish do you have in there? They might take care of the mosquito problem for you.
 
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oOBlueOo said:
What kind of fish do you have in there? They might take care of the mosquito problem for you.
Its a guppies planted tank.

I dont think they lay eggs in the tank but the mosquitoes do hang around the wall and aquarium due to the humidity.

I once saw a guppies eating a mosquito larvae.
 
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Harlee said:
The water is probably stagnant. Mosquitos lay eggs in stagnant water.
I have an hob filter on this tank. I cant do too much water movement due to having plants in the tank.

Im breeding mosquitoes xP.
 

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I would get rid of it quick. I had a tank sitting with stagnant water for a couple weeks with a light and some wood and plants. Earlier this week I noticed the mosquito larvae, but I figured they were small aquatic bugs. The next day I realized there were a bunch of mosquitoes in my room. It's been a battle to kill them ever since. I ended up emptying the tank two days ago to get rid of the larvae.
 

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I agree with MaximumRide14 ! I don’t know if fish can get sick eating mosquitos with diseases but diseases like west nile are on the rise right now at least where I live ! I’d get them out asap
 

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Sounds more like midgys then mozzies if your notgetting bitten. Have you ever fed live bloodworms.
 

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DiscusxGold said:
I have an hob filter on this tank. I cant do too much water movement due to having plants in the tank.

Im breeding mosquitoes xP.
The more flow you can get in a planted tank the better!!
 

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I used to have this problem, I'd always see them in warmer weather hanging out in the space underneath the lid (never noticed wrigglers in the water but I assume I was breeding them in the tank). This was years ago and I changed filters, and while it's only slightly higher flow rate, I have the nozzle pointed toward the surface and get a lot more surface agitation -haven't really noticed the problem since.
 
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smee82 said:
Sounds more like midgys then mozzies if your notgetting bitten. Have you ever fed live bloodworms.
I only feed them with flakes and algae tabs. I do get bitten with them....:dead:
 
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allllien said:
I used to have this problem, I'd always see them in warmer weather hanging out in the space underneath the lid (never noticed wrigglers in the water but I assume I was breeding them in the tank). This was years ago and I changed filters, and while it's only slightly higher flow rate, I have the nozzle pointed toward the surface and get a lot more surface agitation -haven't really noticed the problem since.
I currently have a small HOB filter on this tank, which i'm planning to replace with a bigger 1 next week.

Can i ask what type of filters do you use?

I'm concerned with my plants with a higher flow rate there will be more water agitation in the tank, don't know if my plants will grow well under these condition.
 

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DiscusxGold said:
I currently have a small HOB filter on this tank, which i'm planning to replace with a bigger 1 next week.

Can i ask what type of filters do you use?

I'm concerned with my plants with a higher flow rate there will be more water agitation in the tank, don't know if my plants will grow well under these condition.
I have an aqueon quietflow, those work quite well even though they can be strong. Sponge filters also work great too, but it kind of depends on what fish you keep with them.
 

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DiscusxGold said:
I currently have a small HOB filter on this tank, which i'm planning to replace with a bigger 1 next week.

Can i ask what type of filters do you use?

I'm concerned with my plants with a higher flow rate there will be more water agitation in the tank, don't know if my plants will grow well under these condition.

If you think about the current in the ocean/rivers I hardly think a filter could compare to that. They will adapt to new flow rate. Plus the higher circulation of water is beneficial to your tank in many ways
 

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Guppies will eat mosquitoes as they hatch from floating eggs. Great for your fish.. Bu they are attracted to the still water. I’d be more concerned with the guppies in high flow than plants... try adding a bubbler or spray bar. That may be enough to deter mosquitoes. And check if you have any other, cups buckets etc of standing water in the room.. if they are breeding successfully somewhere you will see hundreds of larvae..
 

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Or you could just put some screening on top
 

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DiscusxGold said:
I currently have a small HOB filter on this tank, which i'm planning to replace with a bigger 1 next week.

Can i ask what type of filters do you use?

I'm concerned with my plants with a higher flow rate there will be more water agitation in the tank, don't know if my plants will grow well under these condition.
I use Hydor Crystal 1 filters (in my 20 gallon tanks), with the nozzle directed toward the surface, so most of the agitation is on the surface rather than through out the tank. I only have anubias plants now, but have had amazon swords and chain sword etc in the past. I think it would be fine for any plants though, maybe just not floating plants.
 
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Thanks guys,

I just replaced my small HOB with an internal filter with the nozzle pointed towards the top, the mosquitoes numbers have decreased .


My plants are doing better with the flow around, i used to get some sort of white stuff or algae around the leaves of my plant, with the flow its gone now.
 

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Good to know that actually helped! Thanks for updating.
 
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