BlueTurtle25 Posted September 15, 2022 Share Posted September 15, 2022 I have a 10 gallon planted tank that was algae free up until May or so. I'm pretty sure the tank getting 4-5 hours of sunlight when the days started getting longer caused the algae bloom. I was pretty sick with Crohn's disease so I wasn't able to nip it in the bud. Now I have an algae mess on my hands. I'm really considering just rescaping the tank and starting over instead of trying to battle the algae. I have 8-10 stems of Vallisneria, 2 amazon swords, anubius nana, java moss and a tiger lotus bulb. I also have a male shortfin koi betta that is the sole inhabitant of the tank. My plan is to set up a temporary quarantine tank for my betta, while I rescape. I can use the existing sponge filter and tank water for the quarantine tank. I just don't know what to do about the plants. Is it possible to uproot them, clean the algae off of them and store them temporarily with my betta or another quarantine tank until I have a permanent spot in my newly scaped 10 gallon for them? Sorry if these are stupid questions. This is my first attempt at ever trying to rescape a tank and I don't want to accidently kill my betta and plants. Thanks! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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