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Old 05-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #11 
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yeah, true, probably the only reason my bro has no algae is cause he has two giant ones
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:17 PM   #12 
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I think it really depends on the FOOD SOURCE. if there is nothing to eat besides leftovers and algae. Then the bottom feeder will eat just that.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:21 PM   #13 
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yeah, exactly
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #14 
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Brown algae is usually diatoms, is this a new tank? If so the diatoms will go away on their in a couple if weeks. Also just a couple of things I have noticed with Malaysian trumpet snails. I have tons of them in my 55 gallon. Here is the thing though I barely ever seen them expect at night. During the day they stay in the substrate but at night when it is complete dark they come out and explore the tank but only with it is dark. I may see a few here and there during the day but not but maybe a handful. These snails along with bladder snails will only reproduce when there is abundance if food. Bladder snails would also make quick work of your algae problem but I really think the algae will go away by itself.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:40 PM   #15 
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I agree, diatoms usually go away on their own after a month or two.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #16 
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New for me is less than a month
I'm sure in biological terms it is still new
I've had this system running 3-4 months now?
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #17 
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Mystery snails eat diatoms, but they don't clean it away! they leave marks :P

I can sel you mystery snails if you want, 5.50 shipping, and $1 for the snail. You can even have more than 1 per box if you get them young. If you don't want the babies, crush up the eggs and feed them to the fish (my tetras LOVE them) you need more than one to reproduce though.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #18 
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Mystery snails eat diatoms, but they don't clean it away! they leave marks :P

I can sel you mystery snails if you want, 5.50 shipping, and $1 for the snail. You can even have more than 1 per box if you get them young. If you don't want the babies, crush up the eggs and feed them to the fish (my tetras LOVE them) you need more than one to reproduce though.
no thanks
i'm going to be scrubbing the algae off right now. especially since too much is going on for Spike right now
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:41 AM   #19 
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