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Old 12-03-2003, 01:49 PM   #11
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Put the light on a timer?
-This can help if you are not around to control the lights when you want to be

Should I add salt? I am assume (Aquarium salt ( not table salt ))
-Many people will argue that salt has no place in a FW tank, while other use it religously. Having said that, salt can very very little to do with algae control.

Do I need to add different fish or scavengers? If so what kinds?
-I would not worry about that just yet, your Plecos might start eating it, see the above post I just made. Oto Catfish, Rubber Plecos, and Bushynose/Bristlenose Plecos are somewhat common and and good algae eaters over the long term if you do decide to make a switch. Depending on the tank and the Plecos, the Plecos might outgrow the tank and then you can get something else.

Do I need to add real plants? If so what kinds? How many should I try?
-Real plants can help a lot, they compete with the algae for nutrient in the water and will usually win. Java Moss and Anarchis are good plants to get you started.

Any other suggestions?
-Avoid using chemicals to clear up the algae.
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Old 12-03-2003, 02:15 PM   #12
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In step with the others, do you know what type of pleco you have? Some species predominantly feed on algae while others rarely touch the stuff.
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