Putting together a tank.. no discus yet. Planning 6-8 discus, juveniles to separate as they pair
Bare bottom tank but manzanita branches as decoration with 6-8 anubias randomly on the manzanita
Probably ten assorted tetras for variety and movement
Simple and clean. I like it that way....and more or less a nice grow out tank
I left for four days...tetras cycling....and came back to a brown algae tank
The automatic feeders probly fed too much, lights on timers not on enough
The moral seems to be a needed place for algae eaters:-)?
I am concerned about not enough algae for BNs....the fish may die after it gets the tank clean?
Otocinclus are small enough to keep tank clean, not add to the bioload....and not work themselves out of a home?
But how many? Just bought five...they do not appear large enough to do much, but are pretty active.
Thoughts, beyond giving these a few days and reevaluating?