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Old 09-20-2004, 08:04 AM   #1
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Brown algae (diatoms?)

What besides otos will eat the brown algae that's formed in my 75 gal on the artificial plants. I don't want to put otos in there, they'd be too hard to find and catch if I had to move them.

Right now this tank only has 4 platys and 1 pictus catfish, so I'm not too limited on what I could get.

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I know you said you don't want ottos, but when my brown algae problem started I didn't know what to do and so many people said get the ottos. So I go 3 ottos and they had the tank clean in less than a week. The tank is now cystal clean and they are fish that don't bother anyone and no one else seems to notice them. If all else fails go for the ottos.
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Old 09-20-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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Rocket, I have otos in my 10 gal. They're great fish, but I really don't want to put them in the 75 gal because it would be so hard to catch them if i had to move them for any reason.
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Old 09-20-2004, 04:37 PM   #4
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How about a bristlenose pleco?
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