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post #196 of 209 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 05:04 PM
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Have you added any amano's?
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No, I really need to get some, I have one in another tank I might move.
In a couple weeks I am going to put about 20 PFR's in this tank which should help.
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The Amano's will devour the diatoms and it won't be an issue. If you put 5-6 in there they should be gone by the 2nd day.

The PFR's won't eat the algae as well as the Amano - many of the more decorative shrimp actually eat biofilm on surfaces, rather than algae (at least with CRS, no personal experience with PFR here). If you got em on hand I'd just do some manual removal of the algae, then add in the Amano's til you get the PFR's so the problem is contained.
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Got phosphates?

No offense man, but your local water must suck, lol.

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post #200 of 209 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got phosphates?

No offense man, but your local water must suck, lol.
Actually, I see phosphate deficiency pretty often and have upped my P dosing because of it.
Maybe you meant silicates?

My local water is pretty good, TDS is often <100 and tests very low for toxic chemicals, lead, etc.
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The Amano's will devour the diatoms and it won't be an issue. If you put 5-6 in there they should be gone by the 2nd day.

The PFR's won't eat the algae as well as the Amano - many of the more decorative shrimp actually eat biofilm on surfaces, rather than algae (at least with CRS, no personal experience with PFR here). If you got em on hand I'd just do some manual removal of the algae, then add in the Amano's til you get the PFR's so the problem is contained.
Yea I've noticed that...
I only have 1 amano, at any rate, the diatoms are clearing up and my HC has such a strong root base it is coming back with a vengeance.

I've increased the light by 1 hour and the co2 is still quite high, and I'm dosing about 1/4th more than usual.
No black beard, mild green dust, improved growth.. so far so good.

I have encountered a new algae I have never seen before though!
It is green, it forms little spongy balls on things, and when you remove it and squish it it is very gelatinous!
It comes off incredibly easy, and it will opt to grow on rocks or on the glass but only on places where I missed some diatom or GDA.
I am assuming it can't grip the glass with how much flow I have but would probably do so in lower flow tanks.

I'll see if I can get a good picture.


P.S. Frank, how do you get your ADA lily pipe hoses clean?
I scrub mine with the spring brush bi-monthly but they are taking on an electric yellow hue!
I don't really get it..
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Tank has been torn down!

Driftwood from Tom arrived today, deciding what plants to use.

Should I start a new journal or update this one?
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Tank has been torn down!

Driftwood from Tom arrived today, deciding what plants to use.

Should I start a new journal or update this one?
I like new journals for rescapes personally. I hate going through a bunch of pages only to have things change up.
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Whoa, can we get an update?

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So over the holidays I built a ADA style cabinet for a Mini M and then got home and saw how poopy my mini M actually looked and decided to do a complete overhaul and make a Journal for it.

Unfortunately I have no pics of the build for the cabinet, but I'll document from here on out.






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If you have lots of HC, let me know and then I will order from you instead!
I'm new to this game. What are those two clear tubes for?
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Inlet and outlet for the filter, Noob!
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Inlet and outlet for the filter, Noob!
ok, for like a canister filter? Is that just normal airline tubing that's been heated?
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ok, for like a canister filter? Is that just normal airline tubing that's been heated?
They are for a canister filter however they are usually made of glass or acrylic.

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