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Old 03-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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How long to leave cucumber in a tank

I just got my first bristlenose pleco today and right now he or she is munching away on algae. but I was wondering if I could leave a chunk of cucumber in the tank overnight or will it detiriorate my water quality. Also will the pleco be okay without driftwood for 2-4 days or should I get it immediately.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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I add it at night and remove it in the AM or it starts to cloud the water.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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I give mine cucumber every day before a water change.

It will fine a few days without wood. But the sooner you get it the better for him.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
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Okay then could I just feed cucumber every other day then.
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Okay then could I just feed cucumber every other day then.
Be careful, makes them poop like crazy.
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Okay is there any other food I should be feeding them also do you think 50 percent weekly water changes should be able to handle his/her bioload since I also have all the other fish if you look at my profile you can see the other fish.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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You can feed them cucumber, zuchinni, brocolli stems, lettuce and even heard of brussel sprouts. With a staple food as algae waffers they will be fine.

And 50% water change a week will be more than fine for them. I have a pair thats constantly spawning in a 29gal and they and the kiddies are doing fine.
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The Cucumber normally is gone by the next day lol, first Pleco's and Corys take their share, then the shrimp and finally the Ramshorn snails I have finish the job!
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