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post #91 of 98 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 01:55 AM
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post #92 of 98 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 04:35 AM
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I had a little bit of melt, but that was more due to me having to use H2O2 to take out some BGA I had cultivated during my DSM. The UG in the area's that I treated with H2O2 died, other than that I got very little melt once I flooded. I got a little bit of diatoms that lasted a few days. After I flooded I waited a month and a half or so before I gave all the UG a haircut, and now its growing in nice and thick. It takes about a month to recover going either way, from emersed to submerged or vice versa. It will take a month before you notice any growth, meaning you will probably notice melt rather than growth, but after that initial month, whatever UG survives, it should start spreading quite quickly.
I didn't know BGA can grown when in DSM. I thought that when in DSM it makes it harder for algae to grow, am I right?

Diatoms are so easy to take care of. Just get a few oto cats and they will take care of it. So far, every new setup I have started had diatoms algae.

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I didn't know BGA can grown when in DSM. I thought that when in DSM it makes it harder for algae to grow, am I right?

Diatoms are so easy to take care of. Just get a few oto cats and they will take care of it. So far, every new setup I have started had diatoms algae.
Yeah, you can get BGA in a DSM, it being a bacteria and not truley an algae. Its called "blue green algae" because its able to photosynthesis light much like algae, but its still a bacteria. I was blasting the light too hard near the start of my DSM and the BGA started to form, but it was really easy to get rid of once flooded with a syringe and spot H2O2 treatment.

Just make sure you have 0 standing water, and that the waterline comes only half way up the substrate depth. I only misted every other day, just kept the plastic wrap on 100% the rest of the time, and I had very little other issues.
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post #95 of 98 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 10:48 PM
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I'm really loving this tank. So simple but enthralling. Where do you get those stones? Are they seiryu? If so, did they alter your h2o parameters at all?
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post #97 of 98 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ive decided to re-do this tank completely, After I moved into my new apartment most of my UG floated up, due to substrate moving during my move and I decided I want to start over with this tank anyway. I am selling off all the seiryu and HC and UG in this tank, and maybe the substrate too. I am going to set this up as a sulawesi cardinal tank, perhaps a planted sulawesi cardinal tank, my tap water is 8.0 out the tap, and ive always wanted cardinals so im gonna give it a go. I have my seiryu rock for sale on APC if anyone is interested.
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Oh man, so sad that you are selling everything. They look so good. LOL



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