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Thread: algae eater

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    In a 29 gallon with a pearl gourami 6 cherry barb 5 corry cat do I have any room for any type of algae eater my brown algae and green are going nuts I clean it all off and the next day everything is coated

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    yes but remember that an algae eater will help to remove algae, but it wont address the source. For that size tank, I would suggest a bristlenose pleco.
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    That won't be too many fish in a 29 gallon he will have enough room
    1 pearl gourami
    3 peppered cory
    2 albino corry
    6 cherry barb
    2 ghost shrimp
    1 snail

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    I don't know if the veterans will agree that there is any merit to what I'm saying but I had trouble with brown algae in a cichlid tank and I have beat it!! This is what worked for me:
    Every week, for a 4weeks- I did a thorough gravel cleaning
    a 60%water change
    scraped the glass
    took out all my rock slate "caves" and scrubbed them
    Now I just do my normal 30% water changes and my tank has been algae free for 6months. I don't even have to scrape the glass.

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    by gravel cleaning I just meant vacumming. Not taking the gravel out and cleaning it.

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    yeah i gravel vac once a week i dont pull the decorations out everytime so i could try that, just annoying i looked cool at first having some green on the cave looked authentic but now its just pissing me off. The brown algae is killing me more then the green

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    Merry Christmas - Abbeys_Mom Great advice thanks - nraposa Thanks for helping me with my cichlids - Drumachine09 Always good answers - Lady Hobbs You dont have enough gifts. - Drumachine09 
    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
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    What is your water change schedule?
    What is the nitrate concentration?

    No one can possibly know if you have room for more fish or not without this info. You may have 3x what you should know or you could have room for twice as much, it all depends on water changes.
    Aquarist since 1995
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    I change water 1 time a week 50 percent. Nitrate is 10-20 ppm. This week I'm doing two because the algae keeps taking over I just need something non chemical to get rid of it

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    Merry Christmas - Abbeys_Mom Great advice thanks - nraposa Thanks for helping me with my cichlids - Drumachine09 Always good answers - Lady Hobbs You dont have enough gifts. - Drumachine09 
    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    I am baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for Always Helping when it's needed! - **AquaQueen** For recommending Fluvals and Stealths - Lady Hobbs Merry Christmas :) - MeganL3985 Merry Christmas! - RichBowyer Thanks for the hikari help - Billythefish 
    No Message - LORENZO Merry Christmas - Northernguy merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO merry christmas.. a fellow fishnutter. - LORENZO Merry X-Mas!! - The Red Severum 

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    My top pick is bristlenose plecos. Siamese algae eaters are a good second option.
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    I don't know about stocking issues but I can vouch for ottos as good algae eaters.

    Still pretty new to this myself so sorry if this isn't a good suggestion, I'm sure those with more experience will let you know.

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