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Old 09-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #1 
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jacks tank gets really dirty wayy fast

so out of allmy betas jacks tank gets dirty realllyy fast. he gets brown algea like stuff. hes happy and healthy and builds huge bubble nest all the time he just gets his tank dirty quickly, any one know way? or how to prevent this?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #2 
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Hmmm Algae? Is he near any windows? any sort of Lighting that your other's aren't by?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #3 
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Just curious, what type of betta is he?
I've noticed Gustav's tank gets really dirty really fast, I wonder if crowntails are messier or something, I'm not sure thugh.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:40 PM   #4 
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jack is a dirty boy ! :D
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #5 
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lol, dirty dirty boy, no he is about 3 feet away from the window with 7 other betas near him and its only his tank. he is a vt and he is my largest one but not by much and i dont think that would increase his algea gowth, any small algae eating creatures i could put in with him? a snail maybe?
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:35 PM   #6 
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If your tank is getting too dirty, the LAST thing you want to do is add a snail... they poop like champions and are only good if you want so me good fertilising machines for your plants. Also, 'brown algae' is simply a slang term for microscopic creatures called diatoms. They are COMPLETELY different for algae, and therefore decreasing the light will only make them worse. I can help you more if you tell us

a) How big your tank is
b) Does your betta have any 'room mates'?
c) How often are you cleaning your tank?
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #7 
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An algae eater wouldn't help i guess so maby put some lamps by the tank and see if it helps.:)
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:55 AM   #8 
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I think I read somewhere that tap water can cause that brown stuff too. I had a big problem with it in my 1.5 cube. I think the LED lights (or lack of light) contributed. But I stopped using tap and bought distilled water for him and the problem lessened quite a bit. It persisted in one corner of the cube but it was way, way less then before.
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