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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation In a Real Fix Now - Help!

So, I need to remove about 30 fish, including cory cats, from a heavily planted tank so I can do AlgaeFix on it for beard algae and then switch out substrates (basically tear down). Problem is I can't see what I'm doing! The light is so poor because I have to remove the light strip to get into the tank and the water is so cloudy from me stirring up the soil based substrate that I can't see. Should I just leave them in there for the algae treatment (and subsequent mass snail die-off) and hope for the best? I'm most worried about the cory cats since they're so sensitive to chemicals. :/ I've only caught about 6 of the fish I need to get out and none are cories.

Ugh, I feel like just going back to bed.

Second Option:
Remove the plants to the 10g and AlgaeFix in there, let the darn fish swim in their empty cloudy tank until it's time to switch the substrate. What say?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 12:31 PM
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What method of capture are you using? I find it helps to use cups instead of nets.

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Cups, nets, fingers, whatever worked. Drained the water out until there was less than an inch left, could still barely see them.
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