Algae Eater for 180 Gallon Acrylic

BizTodd

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Great tank. Would love to see picture updates. My favorite for algae is an albino bristlenose pleco. They do poop a lot, but looking at your pic, the water circulation and overflow will manage the algae-aesthetics. The bio load in the sump will have two be managed, but that algae will be taken care of :). If you get a pair, they'll spawn in the terra cotta spikes and you'll have precious little baby plecos to enjoy.
Here are some pictures I just took. I am turning over the water about 4x an hour. I have a lot of mechanical filtration and a large biological chamber with 15lbs of various ceramic rings and some pot scrubbies.

I also have a large piece of wood that I am moving from a different tank over to this one. It is in the QT waiting for some new arrivals.

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DHarris

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Given the size of the tank and that you have experience with and like the ottos, how a bout a big group of giant ottos?
 

BizTodd

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I bought 3 Albino BN plecos. Man are they small! I have them in a 10 gallon QT for the next month I think. Well see how much they grow before throwing them in the big tank.

On a side note, looking at Aquabid, man do I wish I bought these there. I had more choices at a better price including shipping (I paid $40 for 3 1" plecos). Anyone have a warning as I plan to buy my next fish through that auction site?
 
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