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Old 02-07-2004, 09:29 PM   #1
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Can a pleco damage an acrylic tank? I have had some baby bristle nose plecos in an Eclipse 6 for a month and I noticed that they ate the algae off the tank sides but left a cloudy residue inside the tank. I tried scrubbing it today but it didn't come off. Could they chew into the acrylic????
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Plecos can't damage acrylic...theres no way possible...you scrubbing it probally made it worse. Acrylic is never supouse to be scrubed except for with a special sponge/cloth. I highly doubt the pleco did it...Did you breed plecos?
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I used an acrylic cleaning sponge. It looks like water spots only it's below the water line.

I didn't breed them but there is a person in our aquarium club that has a very prolific breeding pair of albino bristle noses. He auctions off 40 to 50 per month. I picked up 35+ last month for $13! They were all under 1/4" and I just put a few into each of my tanks. 30 days later they are between 1/2" and 3/4".
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