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HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby inchesmon » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:40 pm

Just recently I came across gnats hanging out underneath my lights and the inner walls of my tank. At first I just swatted them away thinking not too much of it, but then a few weeks later I started realizing that they've started breeding and 5-6 larvae were on the inner walls of the tank. I've done a 80% water change and within a week I'm right back to where I started (Iv'e done this twice so far). What can I add to my water that will take care of this annoying problem, can salt help?
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby Okiimiru » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:49 pm

"What can I add to my water that will take care of this annoying problem"
Fish. Why aren't yours eating the larvae? What kind of fish do you have in that tank?
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby inchesmon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:17 am

Well my fish are too big to eat them plus the gnats and larvae aren't in the water they are on the inner walls of the tank where it's moist enough for them to live off the water without actually being in it.
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby Okiimiru » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:01 am

"the gnats and larvae aren't in the water they are on the inner walls of the tank where it's moist enough for them to live off the water without actually being in it."
oh. Well you could try this: Take a paper towel and wipe off as much of the damp glass as you can, crushing any larvae you find. Then spray the glass lightly with an aerosol cooking oil like Pam. The bugs can't grip it.
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby natalie265 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:49 pm

Q: "what can i put in my tank to take care of this annoying problem?"
A: "fish"

That made me laugh out loud.
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby inchesmon » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:21 pm

@ natalie265 did you read the replies as well?
 
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Re: HELP! Gnat and it's larvae in my tank!!!

Postby natalie265 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:45 am

Yes, and i know there was more to it than that, but just that one bit taken by itself was quite funny.
 
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