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Old 06-29-2015, 03:03 PM   #11
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Increase water changes to 50% weekly preferably. If you don't already, leave the lights on no more than 8 hours a day. Those 2 things are the best you can do to prevent algae and help keep it under control.


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Old 06-29-2015, 08:34 PM   #12
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Ummm... a monthly wc on a fully stocked 10 is not going to cut it. That's cyanobacteria or blue green algae. Do a weekly 50% wc and and dose the tank with eriothromycin. Remove as much as you can by hand.

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+1 I am betting this is Cyanobacteria as well.

I wouldn't be quite soo hasty as to use erythromycin right out of the gates, but definitely start with cleaning your tank.

Using a liquid test kit you want to get your nitrates no higher than 20ppm or so by doing 50% water changes. I would do these at least daily until things are under control. When you're doing water changes be sure to siphon as much of the cyanobacteria out of the tank as possible.

If the cyanobacteria doesn't go away with improved water parameters then it's time to bring out the big guns and use the erythromycin.

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+1 to Brookster123's advice. Not nearly enough wc's for that many fish in a 10 gal.
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! Will be increasing water changes forthwith and will try the erythromycin if that doesn't work.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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I've got a ten gallon tank, with one betta and six neon tetras. I top up the tank about once every two weeks, and do a partial (1/3) change once a month. My problem is that I've got algae growing out of control. I got some TopFin AlgaeGone, but it's not helped at all.
First of all additives are not always the answer , try changing your lighting schedule by cutting it in half , more frequent water changes every 2/3 days till it clears up than start a new schedule once a week , lighten up your feedings to every other day,
simple things like this will make the difference , additives are a quick fix only masking the problem , the simple suggestions I mentioned should put you back on the right track and resolve your issue ,
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