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Lighting=algae=Clown Pleco?

Posted By: HorsefaceHank <mrbidstuff@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 24 May 2003, at 6:48 p.m.

Picked up a 20W "Full Spectrum Reptile Light" (by Flukers) at a garage sale for $3. This made my Gourami's look green and doubled my wattage bringing me up to an amazing 1 watt/gallon! LMAO! So now my tank is getting a healthy crop of algae. I checked the nitrates and I was at 20 ppm so I think that's OK. I am thinking of getting 2 Clown Plecos, as I was told they dont grow too large (@$9.99 US each). I'd hate for 1 to be lonely! But do you think they'd have to compete for the algae available? (there's no other algae eaters in the tank) By the way ,will they eat my Swordplants? There's a tank profile and pic at my "profile" page-Thanks- Horseface