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Old July 7th 03, 01:25 PM
Finz Up
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Default Algae in my cichlid tank.

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We are new to ciclids and have a fully established 20 gal tank, pH
around 8, all other parameters good. Since we switched to cichlids and
raised the water temp we have lots of brown algea growing on the rocks
and coral and plants. Is this OK for the tank? Can you use algae
destroyer drops or what. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old July 8th 03, 06:49 AM
Stan
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Default Algae in my cichlid tank.

I have never seen anything eat diatom up faster than a tiny CAE. About 1
1/2 to 2 inches...then later when it gets big, trade it in for another tiny
one.


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"Finz Up" wrote in message
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[This followup was posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.cichlids and a copy
was sent to the cited author.]

We are new to ciclids and have a fully established 20 gal tank, pH
around 8, all other parameters good. Since we switched to cichlids and
raised the water temp we have lots of brown algea growing on the rocks
and coral and plants. Is this OK for the tank? Can you use algae
destroyer drops or what. Any advice would be appreciated.

--
Maybe it's all too simple, for our big brains to figure out...
What it the hokey pokey is really what it's all about? JB


Buy a small pleco. The cichlids won't bother him.




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Old July 8th 03, 11:29 AM
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Default Algae in my cichlid tank.

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CAE

What is a CAE? Does it have a name or is that it's name? it is not listed
as that in my Cichlid book.
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Old July 8th 03, 06:27 PM
Sanjay Thomas
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"Bchbound" wrote in message
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In article ,
says...
CAE

What is a CAE? Does it have a name or is that it's name? it is not listed
as that in my Cichlid book.


Chinese Algae Eater

Sanjay


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Old July 9th 03, 01:12 PM
Stan
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Default Algae in my cichlid tank.

The little ones are OK. The big ones 1/2 the time turn into arse-holes.
Big being 5 - 6 inches.


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"Bchbound" wrote in message
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In article ,
says...
CAE

What is a CAE? Does it have a name or is that it's name? it is not

listed
as that in my Cichlid book.


Careful with these, as they will try to latch onto and annoy the hell out

of
your cichlids. Got rid of my CAE...not worth the trouble.

Paul




 




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