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    Quote Originally Posted by Elight23
    The store said he was a bristlenoses, I don't know the source. He has wood and veggies, which he eats, but he's still on the plants. Maybe he does have parasites...
    Any recommendations on a great algae eater who will eat the algae off the glass and plants, but not eat he plants?

    Thank you for help so far :)
    I recommend nerite snails. The females do have a nasty habit of laying little white eggs everywhere, but at least they don't hatch.

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    First thing is that the best way to get rid of algea is to look at what's making it grow in the first place! If its green algea, have a look at where the tank is placed. Is it near a window that gets direct sunlight? If it is then move it, if you can, or try and limit the light somehow. How long do you have the light on on the tank for? There's no need for the light to be on all day and half the night. Put the light on when you're watching the fish, then turn it off. Basically if green things are growing, then there's plenty of light so you can afford to limit it.

    Second thing is that YOU might just have to give the BN a bit of a hand to clean up the tank every now and then.

    Third thing is what kind of tetras and other fishes do you have? Some of those could be the ones trashing your plants.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    Most algae is caused by too much phosphate and/or other imbalance. Nitrates being too high (or near zero) can also be an issue in a planted tank. Large water changes and proper feeding of plants combined with correct color/time of lighting and if mod/high lighting, CO2 can control algae. Or, as I tell every one, get an in tank algae scrubber and feed the plants carefully.

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