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Old 03-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Glass algae

I have a thin layer of algae on my glass almost everyday it's getting annoying to keep the glass clean. Is there anything I could do?
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How long are you keeping the lights on for? Try cutting down the amount of light its getting and see if that helps. You can also get a pleco or some snails. Although snails can quickly get out of hand. Bristlenose plecos will stay small, about 3-4 inches. Thats what I have and theyre doing an awesome job.
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Aren't plecos fresh water fish?
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thats a freshwater fish
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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How long are you keeping the lights on for? Try cutting down the amount of light its getting and see if that helps. You can also get a pleco or some snails. Although snails can quickly get out of hand. Bristlenose plecos will stay small, about 3-4 inches. Thats what I have and theyre doing an awesome job.
First off, plecos are freshwater fish, an second, a bristlenose should reach about five inches. Three inches is pretty small for a regular bristlenose. Do you have a bristlenose in a saltwater tank?

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yep, sorry bout that. didnt notice saltwater. Ive been all over the net today and not paying attention it seems. my bad
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yep, sorry bout that. didnt notice saltwater. Ive been all over the net today and not paying attention it seems. my bad
Okay. I'm glad it was a mistake.

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yep, sorry bout that. didnt notice saltwater. Ive been all over the net today and not paying attention it seems. my bad
happens to the best of us no worries but on a second note i had a fw tank once that had algae problems and a pleco cleaned the whole tank within 4 days lol
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happens to the best of us no worries but on a second note i had a fw tank once that had algae problems and a pleco cleaned the whole tank within 4 days lol
I'll start a thread with our amazing pleco experiences so that we don't take this thread off topic.

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Bettababe1011 - Good idea. Im sure people would love to hear everyones thoughts on plecos.
Dan7448 - I'd still cut back on the amount of light if you can, although not sure with it being freshwater if thats a big deal
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