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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

    Sep 12, 2020
    United States
    New York
    New York
    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.


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