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Old 08-25-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I recently started a 12 gallon Nano Cube DX for my 2 year old son to enjoy. I quickly discovered that this would be a new favorite hobby for me!


So I have a stock 12 gallon nano cube, as I stated, that I got from my brother in law. I decided to stock it immediately with some Glo light tetras and Cory cats. I started developing a brown algae and invested in a plecostomus. Hopefully this will help.


I plan to frequent this site for advice and to gain knowledge, then provide knowledge to the coming newbies.


Any advice or input on my Nano Cube would be greatly appreciated as I begin this exciting and rewarding hobby.


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Old 08-26-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert by any means, but that Pleco is going to grow far too large for that 12 gallon. If you can, I'd return it or rehome it.
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+1 on the pleco
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brown algae is common in a new tank, and will go away on its own. you are going to need to return the pleco
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What kind of pleco did you get?
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I was planning to keep the Pleco for as long as I can, then give him to a friend that has a large tank. How long until he gets too big?
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I was planning to keep the Pleco for as long as I can, then give him to a friend that has a large tank. How long until he gets too big?
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All I know is he's a little less than two inches currently. Black with some white spots and has a white stripe on his tail fin. Looks really cool!
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All I know is he's a little less than two inches currently. Black with some white spots and has a white stripe on his tail fin. Looks really cool!
Can you post a pic?
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I was planning to keep the Pleco for as long as I can, then give him to a friend that has a large tank. How long until he gets too big?
It depends on what pleco you got, if it's a common just return it, better to get rid of it ASAP

If a bristlenose I don't recommend keeping it in a 10 forever. that tank will stunt the growth, and unless you plan on getting a bigger tank for it within 6-8 months get rid of it. It may clean algae but the pros of having one for the tank are greatly outweighed by how much waste they produce. A big bioload for a ten gallon if you ask me.

There aren't many plecs suitable for a 10 gallon, the only one that may work is a rio negro/clown pleco. They stay small, but will not clean your algae, as they will be on wood all day.

If you want an algae cleaner, wait till your tank is mature and established and get yourself an otocinclus catfish.
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