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Re: NFC: Algae control

I keep several tanks in my Wisconsin unheated basement. Temperatures some
time drop as low as 60 F with no ill effect to my plecos. I tried them in
my garden pool two summers ago. Unfortunately, I didn't bring them in soon
enough. They perished about 55 F - my best guess - in September.

"Brian T. Perkins" <btpmsi at email_msn.com> on 01/08/99 11:40:00 PM

Please respond to nfc at actwin_com

To:   nfc at actwin_com
cc:    (bcc: Bob Schellinger/CORP/CLMS/HMC)

Subject:  Re: NFC: Algae control

  BBA is a pain and I had it really, really, bad in my 90g plant
>show tanks.  Got a rubber nose plec* who did a nice job (until he died)

At what temps. were you keeping you 90 g tanks when you had the plecos?
Although my first choice would be to use a native Algae-eater, I was
in Baensch that the common Otocinclus fish are good down to 68 F or so.
anyone have any luck with keeping them on the cold side? Are they good for
BBA, etc.?  I think I may get some and try to acclimate them in, I'll let
you know how it comes out.  Does anyone have a line on the so-called