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Old 10-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #1
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hi ive recently got a tank with guppies in it for free was a bit of a state which was a shame so ive removed the stuff from it done about a 80% water change bought new filter heater pump and stone cleaned up the gravel with a gravel hoover waters a hundred times cleaner and the fish are looking a lot healthier and happier so next is algae eater any ideas im new to this its a 20l tank i think with a few guppies in it will be buying a new 65l in the near future so will be upgrading but for now what algae eater should i be looking at and how many thanks
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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Is that a 20liter or 20 long if its a 20 liter i dont think you will have much of a choice of catfish but ypu could go a mystery snail
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Is that a 20liter or 20 long if its a 20 liter i dont think you will have much of a choice of catfish but ypu could go a mystery snail
yeah liter.... i think its about that size looks it comparing it to others i rescued it from someone who wasnt caring for it
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Yea 20 liters is to small for any cat fish id stick with some snails also try find the cause behind the algae
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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You could get a small school of oto cats. ??
Or some snails and amano shrimp combo?
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yeah got some otos thanks
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yeah got some otos thanks
right on. No problem!
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20 liters is probably too small for a single oto, much less multiple. There won't be enough biofilm/algae for them to eat.
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He couldn't use algae wafers aswell?
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He couldn't use algae wafers aswell?
Alot of times they will sometimes they wont. Driftwood and live plants help.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #12
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looking better now will do until i upgrade to 65 liters soon was in a bad state fish not really moving but seem happier pic with yellow submarine pump is the pic that was sent to me before i actually picked it up pic without yellow submarine pump is the way it is now still a bit green but 100 times better give it another water change in a few days probs about 10%
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