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Hi, I have a small fish tank, about 15 litres one, I have 8 small fish in that, the tank keeps on forming algae quite Quickly... I Just want to know how to keep it clean from algae for longer perio… Read More
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3y, 1m agoPosted 3 years, 1 month ago
Hi,

I have a small fish tank, about 15 litres one, I have 8 small fish in that, the tank keeps on forming algae quite Quickly... I Just want to know how to keep it clean from algae for longer period.

From going through Google I can see snails are the best option, If they are best option what are the best ones to have, I am worried if they breed quite quickly of if they become too much for the tank...
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3y, 1m agoPosted 3 years, 1 month ago
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vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Also don't feed them after midnight.

And don't get them wet... :D

Edited By: miikeyblue on Jun 18, 2014 20:53

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#1
Snails are a pain in the ass. Once they're there, you'll never get rid.

Got any plec's?
#2
That fish tank is just too small, you need to get a bigger fish tank and then make sure you get a filter which needs to be cycled. Go to any fish keeping forum and you'll find info there for beginners.
#3
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x
#4
http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/ashokparchuri/hukdfish/WP_20140618_005_zps6c4001d4.jpg
http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/ashokparchuri/hukdfish/WP_20140618_004_zpsbf03d647.jpg
http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab102/ashokparchuri/hukdfish/WP_20140618_003_zpsac1b40a7.jpg
#5
Yea, a decent filter is a must!
#6
hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x

Plec's :) or plecostomus if you're into proper names.
#7
not normal snails they are a massive pain, there are apple snails which are good or plecs are your best option
#8
shanzVIP
That fish tank is just too small, you need to get a bigger fish tank and then make sure you get a filter which needs to be cycled. Go to any fish keeping forum and you'll find info there for beginners.

thanks Will See if I can get a bigger one, The water Is changed only a week again, I can see the algae formed very soon.

hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x
I am not sure what's that fish is.. I heard snail will eat fish waste as well, So thinking that might be a good option.

miikeyblue
Snails are a pain in the ass. Once they're there, you'll never get rid.
Got any plec's?
Just thinking the best options at the moment. Posted the pics
#9
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.
#10
miikeyblue
hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x

Plec's :) or plecostomus if you're into proper names.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/186/c/f/meh_plecostomus_by_draconiclight831.jpg

They can grow quite big though.
#11
How are you changing the water? A tank that small you will have to do partial water changes weekly and without a filter you will get algae form very quick.
#12
Remove fish and plants!;-)
#13
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Was just about to mention the direct sunlight, i'm guessing there's a window behind those blinds.
#14
ashok
shanzVIP
That fish tank is just too small, you need to get a bigger fish tank and then make sure you get a filter which needs to be cycled. Go to any fish keeping forum and you'll find info there for beginners.

thanks Will See if I can get a bigger one, The water Is changed only a week again, I can see the algae formed very soon.

hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x
I am not sure what's that fish is.. I heard snail will eat fish waste as well, So thinking that might be a good option.

miikeyblue
Snails are a pain in the ass. Once they're there, you'll never get rid.
Got any plec's?
Just thinking the best options at the moment. Posted the pics


I found the guys n girlys in pets at home were very helpful when we had fish (I unfortunatly killed them not long later by spraying air freshner near the tank oO)
They will give you good advice.
#15
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Also don't feed them after midnight.

And don't get them wet... :D

Edited By: miikeyblue on Jun 18, 2014 20:53
#16
miikeyblue
miikeyblue
hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x

Plec's :) or plecostomus if you're into proper names.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/186/c/f/meh_plecostomus_by_draconiclight831.jpg

They can grow quite big though.


OMG oO
#17
transit
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Was just about to mention the direct sunlight, i'm guessing there's a window behind those blinds.

Yup! Bet OP only closed the blind to get a good pic too :D

Move the tank to somewhere well away from direct light and buy a little filter OP, and you'll hardly ever have to clean the tank.
#18
Thanks there is a Window Just behind... Will look into getting new filter, Changing the water once in a 10 days or so...

Mikeyblue that fish looks too big... What is the option with snails?

And from the photo are you able to tell the name of fish I have?
#19
hocka
miikeyblue
miikeyblue
hocka
Can you not get those fish that suck onto the inside of the glass? I think they help clean it x

Plec's :) or plecostomus if you're into proper names.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/186/c/f/meh_plecostomus_by_draconiclight831.jpg

They can grow quite big though.


OMG oO

That's nothing.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRJTfRL-vZfmYcvSyEndN7yD_KC2n-f9E3NlS7yeyVVangM7RaD
#20
miikeyblue
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Also don't feed them after midnight.

And don't get them wet... :D

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu100/MacDragoon/mogwai.gif
banned#21
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale
#22
ashok
Thanks there is a Window Just behind... Will look into getting new filter, Changing the water once in a 10 days or so...

Mikeyblue that fish looks too big... What is the option with snails?

And from the photo are you able to tell the name of fish I have?

You can get little plec's. They're about an inch or so long at point of sale, pets at home or your local aquaria will have them. But they can grow big, too big for your tank for sure. There's a common myth that they only grow to fit the tank that they're in, but this is rubbish, don't ever believe it. Mine never lasted long enough to grow that much though :|

Edited By: miikeyblue on Jun 18, 2014 20:59
#23
vics219
transit
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Was just about to mention the direct sunlight, i'm guessing there's a window behind those blinds.

Yup! Bet OP only closed the blind to get a good pic too :D

Move the tank to somewhere well away from direct light and buy a little filter OP, and you'll hardly ever have to clean the tank.


Hmmmmm


http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/09/28/f8/may-de-ville-backpackers.jpg
#24
ashok
Thanks there is a Window Just behind... Will look into getting new filter, Changing the water once in a 10 days or so...

Mikeyblue that fish looks too big... What is the option with snails?

And from the photo are you able to tell the name of fish I have?

Probably the most important rule for keeping fish, is never to have the tank near direct sunlight. That is your problem... well you also need a filter, but it's the sunlight that makes the algae.

Edited By: vics219 on Jun 18, 2014 20:59
#25
transit
vics219
transit
vics219
Just get a filter like this one.

Oh and make sure the tank isn't in direct sunlight too.

Was just about to mention the direct sunlight, i'm guessing there's a window behind those blinds.

Yup! Bet OP only closed the blind to get a good pic too

Move the tank to somewhere well away from direct light and buy a little filter OP, and you'll hardly ever have to clean the tank.


Hmmmmm


http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/09/28/f8/may-de-ville-backpackers.jpg

It's an option X)
#26
Something like these are great when changing water, siphons water out and saves a lot of time, and also remember to treat water when doing changes as well :) And you look like you have platys.

Water siphoning cleaner
#27
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO
#28
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Its not their plaice to tell you that.
#29
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Sounds like a responsible pet shop to me! They also won't sell them if your tank hasn't been set up for more than a week.
#30
miikeyblue
Snails are a pain in the ass. Once they're there, you'll never get rid.

Got any plec's?

curvature of the shell?

anyhow.. im phoning rspca
#31
transit
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Its not their plaice to tell you that.

Oh cod, it's not gonna turn into one of these threads is it?
#32
miikeyblue
transit
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Its not their plaice to tell you that.

Oh cod, it's not gonna turn into one of these threads is it?

It batter not! :p
#33
hocka
miikeyblue
transit
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Its not their plaice to tell you that.

Oh cod, it's not gonna turn into one of these threads is it?

It batter not! :p

Agreed. Pun threads are complete carp.
#34
miikeyblue
transit
hocka
Holly1985
Your tank is way to small for that type of fish in quantity, do not buy a plec of any sort as you are overstocked as it is and most plecs get pretty big. Your tank is the right size for nano critters like the tiny shrimp or at a push the pigmy breeds of fish. You need a much larger tank. Suitable snails would be apple snails, they can grow to the size of a golf ball and you only need one but they will munch algae or leftover food. Try to only feed your fish a pinch or two of tropical fish flakes a day and bloodworms once a week and always try to remove uneaten food. Would reccomend joining a fish forum and if you are buying from places like pets at home ALWAYS check what they tell you with i fo on the net they will say anything for a sale

When we went to Pets At Home they actually refused to sell us a fish! They asked us what size tank we had (it was a baby biorb) and what other/how many fish we had. When I told them they said because the tank would be crowded we will not sell you one of our fish. oO

Its not their plaice to tell you that.

Oh cod, it's not gonna turn into one of these threads is it?

I danio what you're acting so Koi about
#35
Totally agree about the sunlight-move the tank into a darker room and it will make all the difference.
#36
whilst i can't comment on how to solve your algae problem i have found you some ornaments to buy because it looks a little lonely in there.

http://duckduckgrayduck.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nintendo-fish-aquarium.jpg
#37
Sy83
whilst i can't comment on how to solve your algae problem i have found you some ornaments to buy because it looks a little lonely in there.

http://duckduckgrayduck.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nintendo-fish-aquarium.jpg

Looks Cool....
#38
Sy83
whilst i can't comment on how to solve your algae problem i have found you some ornaments to buy because it looks a little lonely in there.

http://duckduckgrayduck.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nintendo-fish-aquarium.jpg

I suddenly have a desire to buy a fish tank... X)
#39
Anyway looks like the topic is diverted...

I'll take it away from sunlight, get a filter and what I have to do if it still forming Algae...?
#40
Any suggestions on the best device to clean the gravel...?

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