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Hey everyone, so as you may know from my previous blog posts, i have a huge algae problem. But, theres also a few things that aren't that balanced in my tank other than the water quality. I've got (other than algae eaters) neon tetras, cardinal tetras and some rummy nose tetras in my tank. And i've noticed that they mainly hang out at the bottom of the tank and it just creates a really bad look as if they are crammed at the bottom, but they actually have a whole lot of space above them. like…


Added by Betta on September 29, 2013 at 9:28am — 7 Comments

Algae eaters.

So, because of my huge algae problem (my previous blog post, check it out need help!) i bought 6 otto catfish for my 17.5 gallon (66 liters). they are really helping, but just in one spot, they bottom right hand corner of my glass. what do i do to make them spread out to clean all over. they don't seem to be munching at the algae. just sticking on the glass. not taking care of the huge algae pieces. ANY TIPS?

Added by Betta on September 22, 2013 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

Huge algae problem

So it's been a couple of months since i've had this enormous amount of green filamentous algae in my tank and it's really gotten to me. It's everywhere :plants, rocks, wood, glass, tubes, snails. i REALLY NEED SOME HELP ON GETTING RID OF IT!

So i've got a 17.5 gallon tank, heavily planted, not too crowded fish wise. I'm using the EHEIM professional 3 filter and dosing daily Co2 (my ADA cO2 advanced system now has a problem so i am barely dosing any now any tips?)  I dose a fertiliser…


Added by Betta on September 1, 2013 at 6:57am — 9 Comments


OK. so I ordered an ADA 60p tank like 2 weeks ago, and It's coming this week. It's 17.5 gallons, 66 liters. I am super excited but right now, in my 5 gal tank, i have 12 neons, 1 betta, 1 ghost shrimp, 4 cory cats. In my new tank though I can have SOOO many more fish. So im not really intersted in anything too big. Betta size is the beggest ill go for.. I  was thinking about these: baloon pristella, scarlet bandis, siamese algae eater, otocinclus, amano shrimp, sakura…


Added by Betta on February 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 7 Comments


So I love having plecos in the tank even though i almost have no algae. Every time i go to my lfs, i end up coming back with a NEW pleco, because the last one died, and so the one before. So yesterday i went to my lfs and got a pleco. this morning, he's lying on his back. Dead. I really need help because i dont know what I'm doing wrong. I try feeding him like sinking pellets but he had no interest so I asssumed the fish store had fed him.

My Tank:

6 neon…


Added by Betta on November 18, 2012 at 6:55am — 11 Comments


I am ordering a ADA fish tank, and I am really excited about it, but i just have a few minor questions for you fish tank people. Because i am new to this, I assume you all know a little bit more about what's out there:

Does the VUPPA-I filter also aerate the water?-- or do I need an air stone. 

What kind of air stone do you recommend? (looking for something that can go in the substrate and be completely hidden,

What kind of air pump do you recommend? (something with the…


Added by Betta on October 26, 2012 at 5:58am — 8 Comments

Not Getting any ALGAE!!

Ok, so i've had my tank for about 1 month or two, and after i got my plants in, and started surfing the web for answers to my many questions, i realized that i was getting NO algae!!!!!!!!!  so i got really worried and went to the pet store, and i got some tetra pellets, and i figured it would help because with my corys and plecos, it would give them algae to feed on, but its been weeks and ive been putting a whole bunch of pellets, but no algae has been growing!!!. a few days a go i noticed…


Added by Betta on October 22, 2012 at 5:37am — 15 Comments

My PH is not stable!!!!

I've recently been checking my PH, due to the death of my passed gold fish,, and so when i started getting into the whole complicated fish keeping i started testing it once week, and i've had to add some sort of chemical to lower the PH. And my PH has never been lower than 7.4, and i want it to be at 7.0.. It goes back up to 7.7 every week and i've had enough!!! please help! i don't know what to do..


20l (5 gallons. i think)

9 neon tets.

1 betta 



Added by Betta on October 21, 2012 at 1:46pm — 10 Comments



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