Algae Control in DP tank.

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Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by Glokta » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:30 pm

My dwarf puffer tank is getting a little fuzzy especially in the moss. I thought to put some Amano Shrimp in to tidy up, has anyone managed this successfully? If not, what other alternatives do I have? The tank is heavily planted, the plants are peeling, the ammonia and nitrites both 0, nitrates less than 5. I’m probably leaving the light on too long, from 8.30 am to 9.30 pmish.

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Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by eieio » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:12 pm

Too much light and/or high potassium levels.
What do you mean by "the plants are peeling"?
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Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by Glokta » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:22 pm

Sorry, typo, the plants are pearling!

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Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:06 pm

Yes, believe it or not, they usually leave the shrimp alone. Also try otos.
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Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by Glokta » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks 😊

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Re: Algae Control in DP tank.

Post by Glokta » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:20 am

Amano Shrimp are,as you said, being ignored by the puffs. All is well. 😊

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