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This is a discussion on Advice: What to use for algae control on nano-planted tank within the Planted Tank Specific forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Hi, so I need some advice on what to get to help control algae in my nano planted tank. 6g ...

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    Default Advice: What to use for algae control on nano-planted tank

    Hi, so I need some advice on what to get to help control algae in my nano planted tank.

    6g Fluval Edge
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    Eco-complete substrate, 1 piece of driftwood
    Anubas + Java fern (I know, nothing special, but they do it for me)
    Livestock: 1 male VT betta, 4 harlequin rasboras, 2 white cloud minnows

    Not really getting algae on the plants (that I can see or yet), but I'm getting some on the glass.

    What can I add that is appropriate for the tank size? Thanks in advance!

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    "Rule 4: Before making a new post, please use the search function to make sure a similar post was not already made. We reserve the right to lock threads that already exist." - BCA Rule Handbook, https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/fresh...te-rules-2782/

    It would help us help you if you give us a description of the algae, blue? green? red? orange? yellow? brown? hairy? spotted?

    Have a read through on the following pre-categorized and organized items:
    Get rid of Brown Algae/Diatom: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...m-bloom-27928/
    Get rid of Green Water Algae: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...r-algae-28077/
    Get rid of fuzzy stuff on old driftwood: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...iftwood-28112/
    Get rid of Green Spot Algae: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...t-algae-14196/
    Get rid of Black Brush Algae: https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...ow-fight-2286/

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    https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/probl...k-links-24774/
    Last edited by jobber; 10-31-2012 at 09:19 PM.

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    what colour is this algae?
    ?!?!?!?!

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    Jobber: Thanks for the heads up! I did try a search but could not find a satisfactory answer for my particular situation. I am looking for a recommendation for an invert or fish control method for a small tank that would co-exist with the betta. I'll keep searching though

    The algae is a brown film showing up in patches on the glass.

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    If it's a brown film, it sounds like diatoms. Otocinclus should be betta safe.

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    and bristlenose pleco.

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    I have considered Oto's, but would a group of 3 be too many for the tank? (I know they like to be kept in groups)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleMonkey View Post
    Jobber: Thanks for the heads up! I did try a search but could not find a satisfactory answer for my particular situation. I am looking for a recommendation for an invert or fish control method for a small tank that would co-exist with the betta. I'll keep searching though

    The algae is a brown film showing up in patches on the glass.
    https://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plant...m-bloom-27928/

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    What "flavour" of bristlenose pleco would you recommend? I thought they would get too large for my tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleMonkey View Post
    What "flavour" of bristlenose pleco would you recommend? I thought they would get too large for my tank
    For a 6gallon, i would get 1 baby bnp(bristlenose) about 1" and let it help clean the tank up. Once it's done it's job cleaning your diatom outbreak and grows too big, sell it to another member.

    But what's most important is to figure out why you have the diatom breakout and re mediate the source of the outbreak. Diatoms isn't that big of a deal, I still get it from time to time; so don't fret too much about it. It can easily be cleaned off by your hand or with the help of otocinclus or bnp. One otocinlcus is suffice in a 6 gallon tank.

    If you choose, you can keep rare and fancy otocinclus like zebra oto or vampire oto. But a regular oto will do just as good a job.

 

 
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