I have 8 barbs in a 20g long and have been enjoying watching the hierarchy establish, along with the tank as well, but I've had trouble fighting off Brown diatoms/algae. I was wondering if there was a clean up crew that could survive the hunt, or if there was a simpler way to kill the growth.
I would live to throw in some inverts, corys, or otos, but my only concern with a live clean up crew is if the barbs decide to eat, they may get sick or injured somehow.
I just lowered the current in the tank and I'm running a clamp light with a 65w grow bulb for my 8 hr shift at work... Then switching over to a 21 light led
strip when I get home for 2 more hours. I have alternated from a yeast contraption to liquid co2
(which it's better?), and just replenished the substrate with some osmocote tablets.