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So I have some mad looking algae growing on my dw. How can I get rid of it. I do not want to use algae brush because I think that it would tear up the wood and it would not look as cool.
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Would another raph catfish help?
 

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Thats algae? looks like paint spill haha. Anyways, they have algae killer at ur LFS, but it will probably just come back.
 

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BigChuckP said:
Would another raph catfish help?
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Raphaels don't eat algae, so if you want a fish that (might!) take care of it, you'd need a suckermouth catfish, such as a (Common, Sailfin or Bristlenose) Pleco or Otocinclus Catfish - wheter they'll stay alive is a different question.
 

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Had a pleco and well... he is no more. So i do not think that is the answer expecially since it is only a possibility that he will take care of it.
What about a large snail?
 

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Had a pleco and well... he is no more. So i do not think that is the answer expecially since it is only a possibility that he will take care of it.
What about a large snail?
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No idea


I'd just give it a try. Find the right species first though, or algae will be the least of your problems...
 

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Well before I introduced snails into the tank that multiply like rabbits, I'd try cleaning the driftwood myself and would consider other options if the algae kept coming back.

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Are snails bad because they multiply like crazy? A raph cant eat a big snail right? So if i got a big snail and he had baby snails the raph would take care of the babies and the big snail could work his magic. Anyone agree?
 

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Are snails bad because they multiply like crazy? A raph cant eat a big snail right? So if i got a big snail and he had baby snails the raph would take care of the babies and the big snail could work his magic. Anyone agree?
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In theory: yes... But you never know for sure.
Are you willing to take that risk? A snail plague isn't exactly fun to deal with...

I think I'd just take out the drift wood, give it a good scrub, and put it back. Also gives you a good opportunity to clean the mess that gathered below the drift wood (and trust me, you'll be amazed to see how much sh*t gathers there!)
 
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