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Old 03-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hi, my daughter has had an aquarium for nearly a year but it got overcrowded so we got a bigger tank 2 months ago. We ran it with no fish and cycled it and did everything right and added the fish from small tank about 3 weeks ago. Everything was fine but now we have snails - about 10 and algae - not sure what type (can't see how to add a photo!!). A danio died yesterday too. Nitrates , etc all fine. We have a 64litre tank, in it are only plastic plants and some decks for fish to hide , no real plants. We now have 2 danios , 2 female platies, 1 male platy and 2 baby platies that survived without extra help!!!
Any suggestions ? Should I get real plants, an algae eating fish? Turn off aquarium light?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA!

How long do yo run your light for?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:46 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!! You may wanna start a thread in the freshwater section so you can get more views and help.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:32 AM   #4
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The tank is to the side of a window so no direct sunlight . The light is on from about 7 in morning until about 9 at night. In the summer a lot of light gets in the room but at the moment without the light on the room is dull because of the weather .
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Thanks , I will start new thread too. 😃
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Cut your lights down to 6-8 hours. How does the water test?
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Water test is fine for everything , and fish are all ok . I'll try cutting down light - feel bad for fish though - stupid I know !!! Thanks .
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