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Old 06-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #1 
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Question Algae in fry tank, problem?

I have a lot of algae growing in my fry tank will this hurt them. They do not seem to mind.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #2 
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algea will not hurt them i think. i usually have a bit of algea in my tank. just clean the tank once a week.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #3 
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Fry tank you want to clean more than once a week..

Some algae you don't want in there.. but if it's the common green one then you shouldn't have too much of an issue. Some breeders do not want it at all.. as I know some are bad for the fry.

I would suggest getting a couple mystery snails or pond snails to help get rid of it. Otherwise I would suggest wiping it off as much as you can.

How long do you keep your lights on in the tank?

I would not keep the lights on for more than 8-12 hrs a day, and live plants will help keep the algae down as it will compete for the nourishment, etc and usually the plants will win. I keep a good amount of plants in my fry/grow out tanks along with a snail or (in the grow outs) the 4" bristlenose plecos and have yet to have any algae. Also only keep the lights on for 10-12hrs at the most.
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I have two banana plants in my fry tank. I did not know when i could put a pleco in with them. when do you start to separate them into multiple tanks.they are about 3 weeks old and was not sure if changing tanks would stress them out. my lights are on 12hr timer, I do 30% water change daily.
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