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Thread: Pleco is driving me crazy
11-22-2012, 09:54 PM #1Member Goldfish
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Pleco is driving me crazy
He makes such a mess! I hate looking into the tank seeing poop everywhere from him. I just siphoned the tank a couple days ago and it's already a mess!
I've had him for months so I'm attached to him but I'm really thinking of bringing back to the shop. He's a bushy nose pleco in a 56 I don't know how he makes such a mess from eating film algae. It's crazy.
11-22-2012, 11:03 PM #2
They certainly are poop machines.
Could there be other fish adding to the mess you are seeing ?If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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11-22-2012, 11:03 PM #3
Make yourself a cleaning "crash kit". Small dollar store bucket with a single siphon hose to do spot cleanings daily. I use a siphon hose that they use for car oil changes, (brand new for fish tanks only, never used on a car), and it has a squeeze bulb to start the flow. I have the smallest one, and I use mine to spot clean out any food debris or snail poop, but it would work the same making it a quick no hassle job.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.