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    0 Not allowed!
    I think I agree. I think I might've just killed the Amano shrimp- the "pro" at the aquarium store suggested "Algae Destroyer", assuring me that it was safe for the planted tank and everything in it. I was dubious but I'm a newb so why not. At 1/2 the suggested dose the shrimp started running about (no doubt trying to escape). Checked the label and theres the warning... and I thought the Petsmart people weren't on top of things. So I quit adding the stuff and am doing water changes as quickly as the change tank will heat them. Threw out the flocculants and this algae poison. I'm done with this snake oil BS, will go for the uv & a photo-period reduction.

    With all the money wasted on the chemicals that aren't working (flocculants made no difference at all after over 24 hours at their maximum recommended dose) and maybe another set of shrimp it would've been nearly as expensive to buy the uv unit and be done with the problem.


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    0 Not allowed!
    I think this has already been said in this thread, but just my 2 cents anyway.

    Cannister filters are the way to go for larger tanks. I personally love the Eheim Pro II series. The classics are okay, but the lack of removable media baskets is quite a drawback.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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