Right...algae problem.

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I have a bit of an algae problem. It started covering the little castle in the aquarium, it has a few ittle spots here and there on my plastic plans, in the windows... EVEN ON MY REAL PLANT!?!?

So I took out my charcoal filter and started putting some algae treatment.
3 week now. No change.

I reduced twice the amount of light.
I put the plant in there in the first place thinking it would take some of the nutrients the algae feeds on for itself (not have algae grown on it's leaves..)

So yeah.. I don't know what to do anymore.


Any clue?

Thanks!


Ioan
(P.S: I did think of an algae eater but Butterfly thinks my tank is full)
 

chris02_84

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get a snail
 
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any kind in particular?
 

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ollive nerite snails are very small and eat algae... they can be used in freshwater but will not reproduce in it... or so i have heard.
 

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Do more water changes and leave the chemicals out. The chemicals can stress your fish and in some cases even kill them. Your plants will use the excess nutrients the algae is using to grow. The more live plants the better.
Carol
 

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This site has some info on the olive Nerite snail as suggested by Jon, plus there are a couple other possibilites.



While the large ponds snails risk eating your plants, they will certainly eat the algae. I have two apple snails and haven't caught them chewing my live plants yet. In order to satisfy my snails I've been attaching salad to my larger aquarium rocks. They seem to like that.


cheers, Jason
 

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Jayson said:
This site has some info on the olive Nerite snail
I was just wondering if this is an American site or a British site?

Gwenz
 
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contact us says arizona
 

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Yo Gwenz, written under the Japanese trapdoor snail section is says "NOT GENERALLY EASY TO FIND IN THE U.S."and in addition to what Deus posted, my best guess would be US.


Which snail(s) interests you?

cheers, Jason
 

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I would get an oto or 2
 

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I wouldn't...Otos need very good water quality, so a densely planted tank or else tons of water changes. And anyway, the tank is full.
 
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