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PostSubject: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:16 pm

I wanted to clean up my 55 that has a few fish in it (to keep it cycled) but had a lot of algae on the back and sides. I decided to let the rhinos clean it up. I placed the rhinos in at 11pm and took a photo shortly after. I got home from work and the tank was spotless! Here are the pics

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If you have algae in the tank and don't want to scrub get a rhino!
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:27 pm

That's hilarious! My BN used to take care of that kind of thing, but lately he's decided that algae doesn't taste as good as veggies No

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:27 am

Wow! Looks like a new tank!

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:30 am

We were shocked, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:40 pm

Tank and Test two for them, This one is a bare bottom 75 with 6 Aequidens rivulatus or Green Terrors.
The plecos were put in the tank at 830 pm today
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:29 pm

Can't wait to see the after pic Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:33 pm

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Can't wait to see the after pic Very Happy
If they are as proficient as they were in the last tank I should be posting a picture tomorrow night. The tank does have a lot more algae and crevices for them to work at. I give them 3 days max.
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:56 pm

wow flip thats amazing!!! & those are some nice before and after pics. so i guess my 3 bn's are keeping my tank cleaner than i thought. i hardly ever see them so they must be working hard on night shift. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:31 am

Nice to see some fish earning their keep! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:19 pm

@Liz wrote:
Nice to see some fish earning their keep! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:36 pm

where'd you get your rhino flip?
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:38 pm

Aj has them as well as fish safari. They get big!
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:54 pm

Im loving my rhino as well. It does a great job patroling the tank at night time.
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:16 pm

2 days! Some of the rocks still have algae on them, only because the GTs won't let the plecos on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:21 am

man i need to get one. i've been in there 2wice and he's gott high prices from what i remember. i'll have to go check itt out again. i want a flame pleco. they look pretty neat
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:25 am

(fish safari)
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:25 am

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he's gott high prices from what i remember

He does have higher prices, but quality is top notch. One of the few stores that I see feed fresh veggies, also very clean tanks! The owner is a Marine Biologist
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:51 pm

yes that is true. i talked to the guy for a while one day, he seemed like a pretty nice feller.
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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Rhino Pleco) Algae test   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:12 pm

nice! get me one, man Smile
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