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Old 07-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #1 
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Fall Out's 10g

After rearranging my tanks and fish, I finally was able to put all my plants in one tank [except most of the hornwort and water sprite] and have my betta10 again. I had one before and I loved it, now I get to do it again!

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Fall Out [blue/red marble HM male]
3 Otocinclus vittatus
5 Ghost Shrimp

Plants
Aponogeton [hybrid bulb]
Bacopa Caroliniana
Cambomba Purple
Hornwort
Java Fern
Jungle Val
Melon Sword
Moneywort
Myrio Green
Rotala Rotundifolia
Water Sprite
Windelov Fern


Also, as you can probably tell, I got the otos for the algae. I'm debating on if I should move them to the 20gL afterwards since that has a lot of algae too.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #2 
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Nice!! I'm sure it'll look amazing when it fills in a little more!!

why is your water level so low?

my tanks are having a algea outburst too... it sucks!! but I've been using a tooth brush to clean some and it has worked well!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #3 
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The water level is low so that the snails don't get out and so that Fall Out doesn't jump through any holes in the lid. Still, nice with the toothbrush! My otos are slowly starting to eat the algae. I guess they just need to settle in. Although, I ended up not getting ghost shrimp. I got two (a pair) RCS instead. They eat algae too and everything is going great!
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #4 
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Plants and tank looks good. If your otos don't take care of the bsa you can just scrub it off.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:43 AM   #5 
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If your RCS do well, get more. They are more secure in high numbers. One site has 20+ for $24 which includes shipping.

Tank looks great!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:37 AM   #6 
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Is Fall Out the guy in your avatar? I love the coloring of that betta of yours.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:06 AM   #7 
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Yes, Fall out is my avatar.

Russell, I used to have hundreds of RCS, but they all died off when I didn't want to keep them anymore. The female is berried already and I have a male. I started with just a pair before and got the huge numbers. lol

Kev, motos in the past have usually taken care of any and all types of algae that I had. They do a better job than my nerites ever did. lol

Thanks to all for the compliments! :)
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #8 
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That tank looks good! I love messy planted tanks where the plants are not planted in the "perfect" place and are allowed to grow out of control. lol

One of my nerites is a god send on my 5g. I lost my other (newer) nerite so algae is growing in my kitchen tank again. A fast growing plant should control the algae and you have a few in there. Are you fertilizing the tank? Stop fertilizing for a while and see if the algae goes down a bit.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:07 PM   #9 
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I'm not fertilizing the tank. I'm not sure if you can tell, but the tank is RIGHT in front of the window in my room. So, I put a black cloth around it to cut out the sun to control the algae. I'm carefully controlling the photoperiod too. My merited ended up dying after having them for over a year. I only have one oto in there right now, but I got two more RCS females. Hopefully they'll do good.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #10 
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I think amano shrimp are better for eating algae. Whereas RCS eat algae but fill up on other things like dead plant matter and biofilm. At least in my experience.
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