View Full Version : Great, guess whats here?
12-31-2007, 02:11 PM
I just got back from vacation, only to find my first green algae- some on the wood, but that looks nice and natural, some on each side (i only wiped the front), and long string of it across the aquarium- i removed that. I only had some diatoms before i left, but now there is BOTH! Should I get a bristlenose pleco? My LFS doesnt sell otos- only SAE's. Are those any good?
12-31-2007, 02:26 PM
I got it on my wood just once. Took a scrub brush to it and it didn't come back. Algaes love a tank that has been set back in it's cycle or just getting a footing. With your mention of diatoms, I have to think you tank is just recently cycled?
12-31-2007, 02:31 PM
if you mean 4 months after cycling is recent, then thats what it is. Its not real wood, but it looks like it. i just call it wood. I like it on there though, but the really bad stuff is on the plants, (real) rocks and gravel. I would like an algae eater though....
12-31-2007, 04:31 PM
Will someone please answer? Sorry im impatient- i am going to the LFS as soon as i know if a SAE is good or bad.
EDIT: I just found out that i am thinking of the flying fox thats bad. These are the good guys!
12-31-2007, 04:34 PM
SAE's are good.
12-31-2007, 04:35 PM
Ha! ninja EDIT! Thanks anyway!
12-31-2007, 04:55 PM
otos would work....would they not??
12-31-2007, 05:18 PM
I say no to SAE. A bristlenose pleco would be much better.
12-31-2007, 06:08 PM
otos would work....would they not?? See, if my LFS had those, i would definately get them, but they dont have them. Thats why i asked. Ed, so get a bristlenose? I know they have those too.
12-31-2007, 07:07 PM
I have 2 SAE they are killer algae eaters.They are also smaller then plecs and dont add the big bioload.They are also much less clumsy and far less prone to damage plants.
12-31-2007, 07:11 PM
Sae's or a BN pleco would be good. I would go with the Pleco personally because i just like the way they look lol.
12-31-2007, 09:10 PM
Well, i already got the BN. We will see how this goes!
12-31-2007, 10:41 PM
Maybe I'm more than just a little odd, but I don't mind a little algae on the wood or a stone. The algae helps purify the water, it gives the herbivores something to nibble on and it looks more natural to me.
I don't get much because my tanks are rift with live plants, but a little here and there I kind of like.
12-31-2007, 10:48 PM
Yes, i like it on the wood and rocks too, but not covering the plants. I dont know why i am getting it- i have a lot of live plants to use up nutrients. I dont have any herbivores- i only have omnivores. Well, they eat greens, so i guess they are herbivores too. I only have 1 pleco, so hopefully they can get algae too.
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