Originally Posted by bhuamani32
I barely clean the tank. Do 10 gallon water changes a week. I scrub walls with the magnet and run halides for 7 hours a day. I havent tried taking out all rocks yet because it will stir up my aqaurium and make a big mess. I Feed them flakes and pellets one to two times a day.
There's your problem. Feeding flakes that often is where the algae nutrients are coming from. Try some frozen foods in smaller quantities, what the fish can clean up in less than 5 minutes. Drain off the water the food was frozen in as that's loaded with phosphate, if you can, just rinse it in RO
water. . And try feeding every other day. I feed small amounts daily, but have huge filtration to accommodate this bio load.