Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Posts
    633

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Pleco selection?


    0 Not allowed!
    So i have a 40 gallon grow out tank for africas, peacocks now. I want a place to help my clean algea of the areas I can't reach. I know it is my job but a pleco can make my life easier too. I need one cause I seem to have a algea problem that will not go away I've tried more wcs, bigger filter and I still have problems.
    What is a species I can get? (it dies not need to be fancy either)
    55 Gallon Community
    40 Breeder Peacock cichlid Grow Out
    10 gallon empty
    5 gallon Guppy Tank
    2.5 gallon cylinder Crayfish tank
    1 gallon empty

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Orange County, California
    Posts
    557

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    u needed one, and we don't have a goby gift, so I give you an imitation lobster - lobsternoob   For your new tank, Cangrats man - Cliff   for putting up with my rants - Cliff   Sorry about your turtle. - cer   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Spidyman
    So i have a 40 gallon grow out tank for africas, peacocks now. I want a place to help my clean algea of the areas I can't reach. I know it is my job but a pleco can make my life easier too. I need one cause I seem to have a algea problem that will not go away I've tried more wcs, bigger filter and I still have problems.
    What is a species I can get? (it dies not need to be fancy either)

    common pleco...you don't want one too small otherwise the cichlid's will destroy it, even with it's armor, I've had small cichlid's kill and eat a small common pleco.
    "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,933

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I think I would work on why you have the problem, really. High phosphates is a good reason for algae and perhaps simply using a phosphate remover would solve your problem. I've never had a pleco of any kind. I had a couple of featherfin because I thought they were cool and also a couple bristlenose but I got them because I wanted them, not to clean the tank.

    But for that size tank, rather than a foot long pleco, you may want to try a featherfin but I'd also check the phosphates, and cut down on hours the lights were on.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Rubber-nose Plecos only get 5-6 inches and they have armored skin so they are durable, and they do a great job with algae problems. I have one named Steve in my 40.
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Posts
    633

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks, I was thinking of rubernose and BN's. Also thanks lady I will try a phosphate remove.
    55 Gallon Community
    40 Breeder Peacock cichlid Grow Out
    10 gallon empty
    5 gallon Guppy Tank
    2.5 gallon cylinder Crayfish tank
    1 gallon empty

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •