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post #61 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 12:01 PM
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I have never seen anyone keeping cardinal tetras long tern especially if you don't use rodi water just my experience
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post #62 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 06:05 PM
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Next time you're on the coast, let me know!

for the cyan get some erythromyacin (maracin) and do a 1/3 dose ... that'll wipe it out.
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post #63 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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The 7 cardis I've got left have been doing good, my water is about 5-6 degrees hardness out of the tap, so not crazy high... pH is acidic from the Aqua soil

I've actually never been to Vancouver (other than driving through). Don't think I'll be going any time soon but I will let you know. I tried to order some Maracyn from J&L, but they wanted over $12 to ship a tiny little 8 packet box from Burnaby to Kelowna. I will have to wait until I can get to Petsmart next week :/
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post #64 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 01:37 AM
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Just do manual removal and hit the rest with peroxide lol. It's like 99 cents for a small bottle. Remove livestock, lower water level good, hit it with peroxide, fill the tank back up. Good to go.

However, it's more important that you figure out why you have BGA. Low nitrates or lack of flow in that area?
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^^+1 On my tank is was due to low nitrates but then again it might be both on yours. Every tank is different.

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My stand is done!!

I have no way to drill the light bars to the stand (I can't believe I forgot about that) so I think I might just strap them to the wall for now.

Hi nice stand good job. If possible and if you can try to hang the lights from the ceiling with hooks rather than those brackets it would look a lot cleaner and better but that's just my opinion. Good job. :thumbup:

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The cyano was growing in there from having it DSM for over a year. I filled it up a bit too much once and the little amount completely took off. I have always had cyano issues in my tanks and I don't know why, maybe excess phos in my tap water... I have tried adding more flow (powerheads) and dosing KNO3, nothing has ever really made it go away. I took down my other tank because of it. I will try the peroxide.

Here is a pic from my old tank. yuck.



I don't want to put holes in the ceiling. Might have if it was my own place, but I'm renting
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post #68 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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How's my tank look? Like a giant with a bad cold sneezed in it right? This is awful.





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post #69 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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I manually removed everything I could, pulled out some of the HC that wasn't doing so well, drained the water down to about half, and put in about 60ml of hydrogen peroxide. Too much, but I'm going to let it sit for a while and then change out half the water.
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post #70 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 03:10 AM
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I suggest getting some erythromycin. You can usually get it for free from a pharmacy, if you tell them what you need it for (killing cyanobacteria). You can also get it on e-bay

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Hydro perox has only ever burned up my plants and fish before it kills cyano. Erythromyacin or any other _____cin antibiotic will work. Maybe $10-14 at a lfs

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post #72 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to try it out, it's not easy for me to get to the store, especially on the weekends. No car. If it comes back I will try antibiotics.
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Black out for three days, up the nitrates.


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post #74 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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Nitrates are there, around 10-20 ppm I mean my test kit could be off, but I'm still adding dry ferts on water changes... tank looks good today, plants don't look like they suffered much damage from the hydrogen peroxide overdose, it is an older bottle so it is probably not as strong as a fresh bottle.

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post #75 of 190 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 04:28 AM
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You need some kind of a hardscape in there. Any plans?

Add more kno3.
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