Could be BBA, picture isn't realy clear. Do you have a pic of the algae in the tank?
For an experiment i used submerged (sunken) peatblocks to see wether i could grow some plants on them.
In this case the humics didn't stop BGA:eek::D
Ferts don't cause algae!
Use ferts liberaly ( hence EI method) and do waterchanges....
Can't realy comment. The plant i used them on has withered away, not to blame the roottabs for it.
Less lighting hours, more ferts and waterchanges.
Oh and this is an algae explosion:
oh and: ferts don't cause algae.
As a 'beginer"i advise to start with a "low tech" tank ( no added carbon CO2 or liquid) with low light and lot's of easy plants (...
Try rubbing the leaves "clean" before a waterchange, and try do suck away as much dead plant material as you can with the waterchanges.
In general i cut 50/50 with tap, sometimes to breed in go 90%.
In my large tank i add 100% RO to combat evaporation, but i do large waterchanges...
If you are using that colorchart to determine CO2 levels, better chuck that in the bin, everything that influences pH will render that chart...
2x 10 or 2x 20, not that much difference in money. with 2x 20 you can increase the distance and the spread a bit more.
I have a single 20 W over a 50x50x50cm cube, works good for a low tech tank. For a longer tank i would go with two.
Don't forget snails.
A LED floodlight should do, 20-50 wat.
6x T5 80w is (too) high light, you'll need optimal CO2. I use 4x 80W over my 400 gallon.
:thumbup: (hadn't read every post:oops:)
It seems you are using an ''airstone'' (post#36), when used it will drive CO2 out of the watercolumn. Usualy it is advised to only use it after...
Densely planted and or lots of small waterfalls, or an aquifer.
It takes some time before you can tackle goldfish:oops::bawling:
For now i would reduce the lights to 6 hours, and do large waterchanges. A lot of your plants have been grown emersed by the grower, these need to...
Not to my knowledge and experience,
Clean the tank, do a large waterchange and add extra NO3, than blackout the tank 4 days ( no peeking).
You could take the threaded part up to the nut of safely. Alternatively take all out, clean and silicone a piece of glass over it.
Lots to read and learn here:thumbup:
Didn''t read OP well, sorry
Any chance of a better pic in better light?
a new one works too;)
For figuring out your hardscape, mock up a carddoard fake tank, easy to fiddle around in without damaging the glass!
Make a journal!
Growing hapilly, didn't take it out this year
(strangely i find bonsai pretty and diorama camp, i think because bonsai takes multiple years of craftmanship ( at least originally) and diorama...
I ran my 400 gallon a few years on low dose 24/7 CO2 with much succes, would still do it if it would be easy to get my hands on CO2.
Very much info on this site, can''t believe you read it all already:);)
Not a must but it has been shown to be beneficial. Most often there are plants transferring from emersed state ( the way they have been grown by...
Also 1 cm of water in the tank will tell if the tank is level
A spirit level, preferably a laser spiritlevel, will tell
Try feeding some fozen or live food, these have more hard to digest exoskeletons which will take longer to digest. Also just feed more, their...
It looks to be 1) lightly planted and 2) plants spaced away from each other making it easier for CO2 and ferts to reach all parts of the plants...
Make sure to add some " insect hotel" like structures.
+1 on the rice fish.
Just using a 10W LED floodlight makes it the easiest tank i have to maintain. I only feed the fish, add evaporated water with a bit of ferts, and...
What would happen if you reduce the light very gradually ( in this case i would start increasing distance between lamp and tank), certainly would...
I wouldn't get caught up in "ideal"parameters, tinkering with values to much can lead to other headaches. As we see in this forum there are a lot...
Saw that post, couldn't figure ouy where that was, believed it to be Pantanal:confused:
Having acces to a drain nearby might open up the possibility to do continuous waterchanges through a drip.
Lot''s to learn and read here:maybe start with the articles: https://www.ukaps.org/index.php?page=ukaps-articles
Low tech planted means less flow demands. 900 should be plenty, there is a new trend of flowless/filterless low tech tanks atm, to be googled,
Replacing is the only viable solution in my eyes, sad but the hard truth.
How old is the tank?
Also you could have increased the light without increasing CO2.
1) Decrease lighting times
2) increase waterchanges and...
These were predominantly lighted by 2 T5''s about 30-50 cm above the watersurface as far as i can remember .
You need a large volume of flow, not a high speed. Hence the effectiveness of a spray bar.
Also don''t forget pictures in fora/magazines are a...
I had a huge moss carpet in my tank last few months. Problem is all the dust collecting ''under'' it, took it out a few weeks ago, it just lay on...
I've used sand in my 400 gallon for over 20 years now, the same sand.
I know a lot of people with a phd in my field who don't know a lot...........................not impressed by titles.
I would start adding light gradually, mine were red without dosing extra iron
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Looks like mechanical damage. Any pleco''s?
Do you have any MTS [IMG] to help with keeping the substrate healthy?
Also it seems ADA is using lower light, thus reducing the need for high flow/lots of CO2.
Oooh and while you at it i need some other proof: vaccination doesn't cause autism, the earth isn't flat, man has been to the moon.:):)
Problem will be there are no comercially grown underwaterplants that need to be studied to optimize growth ( afaik). Most studies are on...
LFS here in the netherlands sell "riversand", natural sand with grains ranging from 1-5 mm. Tried a local LFS yet?
You could use plastic corner profile around the bottom.
Straight line over a sphere seen at an angle. ( paint half a balloon and turn it a bit)
Woodpulp and glue, no structural fibers............
Lowest pH preferably when lights start
Orchid lovers might drool a bit:
Or.............keep thinking about it for another 10-15 years...............:p:D
Nah, don''t let it hang over. Nice tank though.
These things are being offered left right and centre, just transform it, no worries. ( just a metal box with a light and a opaque window, nothing...
Aye, Peru, Loreto province, somewhere in the Allpahuayo reservation (ranitomeya amazoniensis biotope)
Trying to fond the correct plants now first
Yeah know them already, thx.
I like the idea of the "bio-active" setup. Not sure wether i would DIY a tank or buy aready made?
Been looking at a lot of vivarium builds online lately, contemplating building one myself, more for the plants actually.
Trying to find the right...
Eheim used to have green plastic corners (90 degrees) which connected to the hard plastic Eheim pipe, so you could construct it yourself. Probably...
I am trying saechem flourish tabs
My fert provider went from CSM-B to Tenso cocktail, maybe have a look at that.
In vitro: just leave the pots closed and put them somewhere cool
All the pots: have them in standing water in a closed container, feet wet, high...
Decrease CO2 and light gradually in the course of 2 weeks, this will let the plants adapt to lower CO2. You will loose somne color and plantsize...
Sadly melting plants can have far more causes than just bad plants.
Realy would like to know which rock, because i can't see that happening either.
2 T8''s can be enough ( old dutch tanks ran on these very well), just make sure you change them every 6-8 months, these do get old fast. The new...
If you already know it needs to be moved, maybe it''s wise to hold of on fish and maybe just put in some snails and shrimp.
Lot's to learn here. For now: be very carefull with those magnetic windowcleaners in combination with sharp ( or any fine) gravel, a...
Never measured the drop.I used around 3-4 bps and used a few methods. A long ( 50 cm) glas spiral diffusor and i had it entering a the top large...
Aye, glas cover taped to close the gaps.
Or deal with the loss of CO2, depens on levels, flow and loss levels. As i said i used lower level, 24/7...
Just use easy to clean stuff, i use some foam pieces i rinse out every now and then, no need to invest in expensive stuff, a bacterial layer will...
Some people say these are very good voor terraria, guessing terraria are low light then? Never gave that a thought yet, guessing high tech tanks...
( on the other hand i can and will take a dog apart and put it back together again.....:D, easy peasy)
Yeah but i see you tinkering with drivers and software and threads and screws.................not "noob friendly":eek:
Any easy COB designs for "noobs"?
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