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Old 04-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Brown Algae

It looks like I have a little bit of brown Algae growing on my heater & on the intake tube if my canister filter. I have led lights on for about eight hours and there is one window across the hall facing it but its about 20' feet away. Should I get a BN Pleco or two clown Plecos since they stay small? I don't have any algae eaters right now and have SA cichlid in this tank.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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The misconception about plecos is that they will clean your tank for you. They have large bio loads and IMO do more harm then good.

A scrub brush or sponge > a pleco

Only one who can keep your tank clean is you.

However.. If you insist on having a Algae eater, I'd get a few ottos if nothing you have can eat them that is.
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