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 some clear algae growing on my drift wood. but thats it!!!  HELP!! please !! AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG?? please comment!


A few plants,,


9 neons

2 corys

1 pleco



working filter

light (nit too strong but enough)

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Comment by Betta on October 22, 2012 at 7:09am


Comment by jhonmark on October 22, 2012 at 7:11am

i think your pleco already eat the algea =)

Comment by Betta on October 22, 2012 at 7:13am

ya i think so too..  but ive been putting so many pellets and i expcted a lot of algae

Comment by Peter on October 22, 2012 at 4:10pm
If u want a lot of algae run ur lights for 12 hrs a day and for sure ull get algae
Comment by Betta on October 22, 2012 at 4:50pm

i do!!

Comment by TONY K on October 22, 2012 at 5:52pm

Probably has a 200 gallon tank!    lol!   :)

Comment by lc on October 22, 2012 at 5:55pm

I like to think that if there is no algae and the plants are doing well than you are doing something right. In all of my tanks with plecos I have little to no algae - maybe a couple spots of green spot algae but thats it! I always supplement their diet with algae wafers, pellets and veggies. They do a good job of cleaning it up before I notice it! Just continue feeding them their pellets, being careful not to overfeed! 

Comment by TONY K on October 22, 2012 at 5:59pm

piss in your tank! and put it in the closest southern facing window in your house.


Comment by Betta on October 23, 2012 at 7:45am

no.  and how do you make the veggies drown, for example cucomber or zuchini! mine float!!  :(  and my betta doesnt seem to like it when i put in veggies.. 

Comment by lc on October 23, 2012 at 7:49am
I stab them with a fork and place them on the bottom of the tank. I can see why your betta wouldn't like random veggies floating around at the surface.


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