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Old 10-20-2014, 05:46 PM   #21
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I have 3 corydoras panda at the moment.
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The entire tank is smooth gravel so should i just scoop some of those out into a bowl or two and do that? Also do i need anything for the process to start or does algae just grow in the sun on the gravel without anything?
Larger smooth river rocks will grow a better crop of Algae, than tiny gravel.

A shallow bowl of water, enough water to cover the rocks, in a sunny window will grow Algae.

Pandas are one of the smaller species.

Pandas don't like too hot temps. 72-77f is their temp range I think.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:04 PM   #22
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Anyways, a lot has already been told to you.... So, I'll just stick to the words: Welcome overhere!
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:24 PM   #23
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Thanks so much everyone. I'll post an update in a month or so time when my tank is all good


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Old 10-31-2014, 01:00 PM   #24
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Have several and when they get algae covered out them in the tank. As soon as one is clean take it out and add another. You will need a lot of these thought but it's probably the best way.
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Larger smooth river rocks will grow a better crop of Algae, than tiny gravel.

A shallow bowl of water, enough water to cover the rocks, in a sunny window will grow Algae.
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I'm not sure if I'm doing it right emerald/coursair. When you said river rock as in get an actual rock from a river or pebbles that look like river rocks? I don't have any rivers near me. I had some pebbles and put it in some water. Dropped some small gravel with algae samples from my friend's overgrown algae tank (couldn't get anything else as it was cleaned) and an algae wafer. It is out in the sun in my backyard all day for 4 days now. The water I noticed was hot. Will that kill the algae? It's not boiling but slightly hotter than a warm bath.


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Old 10-31-2014, 01:44 PM   #25
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By "River" rocks I just meant large smooth rocks.
Size looks fine. I would just use shallow water and a sunny window. I'll ask my friend who was doing this for her Hillstream Loaches.


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I never had to do the rocks in water. I had so many live plants, my Otos grazed those. They eat Biofilm, not just visible algae.


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Wow. That's fat. They can't die from over eating? And yours is just eating off biofilm from plants?
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Wow. That's fat. They can't die from over eating? And yours is just eating off biofilm from plants?

She was full of eggs. Never tell a female she's fat LOL

Mine ate biofilm, soft green algae, shrimp pellets, Repashy gel food, frozen blood worms, decayed plants, Indian Almond Leaves, etc....

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