Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
The tanks are looking sweet. I'm sorry to hear about the filter problem. I have one Aqueon 10 I replaced with a Top Fin 10 only because the flow rate was so high in Blue's tank. So I put in a Top Fin 10 but left it run wide open and put a piece of filter sponge across the discharge with a rubber band. the tank stays well filtered and the flow is redirected to strait down and doesn't produce much current. Blue is happy and is able to eat, with out having to chase his food all over the tank.
The only problem I have with algae in a tank is in Morry, and Gilford's tank. I know it's because of the lighting, and when I can I will take care of that problem. But until then I scrape the Green hair algae off the plants and scrub down the sides to keep the algae at bay. I have also noticed some brown algae on the plant leaves in all the tanks so they get scrubbed off too. I do that about once a week. Keeps me busy and allows me to bother the herd. They kind of think OMG he's playing with my plants again. I keep telling them it's better that than putting them in a transition bowl and doing a 100% cleaning. (they all agree) LOL