Thread: Need an algae eater
03-11-2013, 12:21 AM #11
Yea, the 29 is an upgrade from a 20. I know ill have to upgrade again, maybe when its 6 inches or so.
So I guess ill do a 90% water change and just clean all the algae off the surfaces. Hopefully it isn't anything toxic that's slowly killing my JD.
03-11-2013, 05:43 AM #12
03-12-2013, 01:21 AM #13
A black flowerpot and a cave that feels like its made of resin or hard plastic and a golf ball and a few hardy plants. Im not 100% eliminating that the JD killed them, but I doubt it. He didn't mind them being in there and he kept to himself. He stayed at the front glass and did his usual "hungry dance" haha. So should I change all the water out and scrub the decor? Its not anything I can detect in tests, but I use well water, so it could be other things I suppose.
03-12-2013, 04:18 AM #14Junior Member Guppy
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I had the same problem in my 60gal. community tank. Diatoms from a new tank..... after cycling and adding fish they were still there so I was recommended 4 zebra snails and a SAE between them they removed everything in about 4 days. Now I just supplement with food and algae pellets now and then as I have no algae in the tank. I took one snail out and put it in my 10 gal Betta tank and it is now cleaning it out. With a 29 gal. you prob only need 2 snails. I'm not sure if your Dempsey will stress the snails or not better check that out too.
I'm no expert just a novice but this worked for me.