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ripperx
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PostPosted: 2003.07.06(Sun)16:32    Post subject: Goldfish and Plants. Reply with quote

Hi all,


I have a 55g tank that I use for 5 common goldfish that I keep outside. It sits on the side of the house but still gets the light reflection from the garage and very sparse sunlight during the day. There's been some algae blooms lately and I've did water changes to clear it up. Would having some potted aquarium plants in help? Would the plants suck up the nitrtite and nitrate anyway? If so, what types of normal plants I can get that is very easy maintenance and keep with not a lot of sunlight?

thanks
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SherryNE
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PostPosted: 2003.07.07(Mon)16:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try duckweed and java moss. You need more shade to keep the algae blooms down, but you also need something they won't eat. (actually, that scratches the duckweed). If it's green water, it won't hurt them, really, just unattractive.
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ripperx
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PostPosted: 2003.07.07(Mon)19:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't think I've had this problem before. But, I guess since it's summer and warm it's easier for the algae to bloom.
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