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Weird black algae on my aquarium glass

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by RainGamma, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. RainGamma

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    image.jpg I’m not sure what this is. But if anyone could help me that would be great.
     
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    I checked and it is definitely inside of my tank
     
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    There is a little on my decor
     
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    Btw I have a Betta fish (that’s all lmao) it’s in a 20 gallon long is there any fish I can put in there to deal with it?
     
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    You could put in a nerite snail..might help a little but usually algae is caused by too many nutrients or too much light. What type of lighting do you use? Is it near a window? Sunlight can cause algae outbreaks. Do you use fertilizers for your plants?

    . Bettas do best alone. Don't add any algae eating fish. At most you could add some corys but they don't eat algae off the glass although they would eat it off the substrate.

    You could remove your decor and use a stiff brush to remove it. Then rinse in tank water.

    You can use a nylon scrubbie to remove the algae from the glass.
     
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    I think it’s my light it seems pretty strong. This is my light https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/aqueon-led-deluxe-full-hood
     
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    Btw I might wanna get a Cory cat fish I have a 20 gallon long would that be good enough? https://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Tank-...ocphy=9007581&hvtargid=pla-654923684548&psc=1
     
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    I have a question if I buy a nerite snail what else would it eat?
     
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    How many hours do you leave the light on? You could cut down the hours it's on. Also you might want to put in some floating plants to suck up excess nitrates and to lower your lighting that reaches the bottom of the tank. Bettas prefer lower lighting.
     
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    It basically eats algae and any flakes or other food that reaches the bottom of the tank.
     
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    Well 10 hours but I will lower it. Even ways I’m getting a different type of light that is better and something my better would like.
     
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    Could you maybe recommend some light I could use in tank?
     
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    If you get cories, get several.. at least 5 as they like to be in groups Get the smaller dwarf cories like spotted cories or pygmy cories . You could feed them sinking pellet food. But don’t feed excessively as that could lead to excessive nitrates.
     
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    Okay thanks. I sure will.
     

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