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Hoping for suggestions for something to take care of algae

Discussion in 'Fish' started by lestercressey, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. lestercressey

    lestercressey New Member

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    I have a fairly new tank (six months), and have lost two golden algae eaters. It is a 46g bowfront with all community fish. It is a live plant tank, and additionally has a fair amount of algae on the glass (I have a fluval 3.0 light and am still tuning it to try to keep from too MUCH algae), so I don't think the two of them starved to death. About the only think I can think of is that the pH runs a bit high (around 7.6) and the water in this area is slightly hard.

    1) If anyone has any guesses whether I did something wrong to kill them off (e.g. if I'm supposed to be supplementing their diet somehow), then I'm happy to go for #3.
    2) Otherwise, I'm looking for ANY suggestions on good alternatives. I have to do SOMETHING to get the algae under control.

    Thanks!
     

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