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Suse's planted Roma 240 litre
Eurgg that is creepy up close, but also fascinating!!

I had/ have the black brush algae on my wood, and a bit on the edges of old leaves. But it was more a looser, longer filament type on plants -? Staghorn - mainly on my alternanthera reineckii pink, which I got rid of as a result though I really like the plant. It was definitely worse in high light areas on slower growing plants so reducing the light must have helped.
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(15-04-2019, 09:12 AM)Vale! Wrote: Hatchets are very endearing. I had a squadron of about a dozen in an approximatope (I'm stealing that!) which had linear flow. They would typically fly in a formation that Douglas Bader would have approved of, heads pointed into the flow to catch any morsels that came their way. Fruit flies were their favourite and the hatchet riding point (I don't know what the equivalent RAF term would be!) would invariably get the meal if fruit flies were added one-by-one. If a load was dropped in, then the formation broke up and it was every fish for himself.

It seemed that no hatchet was the permanent leader: after heading the squadron for a while, the lead fish would drop to the back and another would take over. It all looked very organised and was fascinating to watch.

Are you sure you didn't have geese V!?
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I love that description of the hatchets Smile Mine are chasing each other around the very top of the tank, flapping their tiny little "wings".

So you don't think I'll be overstocked with 10 hatchets plus everything else?
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You do huge water changes weekly? What's the filter on that tank?
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It's the Fluval 406 (I upgraded from the 306 it came with). Yeah I like my big water changes. Lots of plants and pressurised CO2.
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I don't think it will be much of a problem. They're not exactly very messy fish like big cichlids.
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You'll be ok with them. Smile
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Tank looks very nice Smile
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Thanks PJN! Most of the new fish are from Abyss. They have really good prices these days - tetras and hatchets were 5 for £10. Shop was absolutely packed.
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I may need to go soon then.... Tongue
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