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post #31 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 07:23 PM
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That wood is freaking awesome! I wish I could find something like that.

I like the changes in regards to the hairgrass.
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post #32 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys been having massive bba outbreaks so I'm going to have to tear the tank down to clean everything and try put it back together as it was. Pretty frustrating as I'd just added a pair of dwarf puffers. Here's the most recent picture anyway

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Nooo don't tear it down, make adjustments and fight the algae
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Nooo don't tear it down, make adjustments and fight the algae
agreed, you can fight bba, i managed to get rid of it easily

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post #35 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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What's the best plan of attack? I'd ordered some H2o2 to bath the wood in to kill the algae. Just waiting for that to arrive. Then I'll crank up the co2 too. Hopefully that will help. The drop checker in the photo had just been added hence why it's still blue

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What's the best plan of attack? I'd ordered some H2o2 to bath the wood in to kill the algae. Just waiting for that to arrive. Then I'll crank up the co2 too. Hopefully that will help. The drop checker in the photo had just been added hence why it's still blue
Heres a couple of threads that will help your dosing of H202
BBA - Hydrogen peroxide or Flourish Excel

dosing hydrogen peroxide?

i usally just leave all the lights of for a week just as it starts to appearer it wont do to much harm to your plants but i would not leave the lights of for anything longer than a week, good luck

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post #37 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I'll get cracking with it once my H2o2 turns up. It's a 9% solution so I'll have to go careful with it

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post #38 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:55 AM
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keep us posted joe btw how are your water parameters?
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post #39 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Parameters are fine. I've just got some h2o2 so will begin treatment tonight. Hopefully all will go well

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post #40 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 06:18 PM
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YOu'll be surprised at how effective the h2o2 will be, combined with excel and lower photo periods it'll be gone. After I got rid of my algae I lost interest in the tank and was like what's next?
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post #41 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Haha always searching for a challenge. I think that's what I'll be like.

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post #42 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 AM
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I would ditch the stock lighting and even ditch augmenting it. Consider the Fugeray 16"/18" for a medium light setup (I use the 16" on my Spec V with good results).
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post #43 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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I have upgraded the lighting recently so a 3x8w t5 fitting. It's just a cheap one from china just to see how it went really. I'm not sure those lights you mentioned are easy to get hold of in the UK.

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post #44 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Update time. BBA was getting ridiculous so I pulled the tank apart and cleaned everything with h2o2. I also wanted to have a little bit of a tweak with the wood and secure it better. Had some Perspex left over from a tank top I'd made so decided to use that to secure the wood to. I just used some stainless steel screws and got busy with the dewalt drill.
Here's a few pictures. First is my pile of parts....


First piece to go down was the largest piece. It seemed to be a good base to work from


Quick shot of the screws in place


Added the next piece


And the next


And some more


Finally had a tweak around and came up with my final arrangement. I personally think it looks really natural looking so will leave it at that. Before adding it to the tank I gave it a good rinse to remove and plastic/wood particles. I'll be adding substrate later today once I get motivated lol

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post #45 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Oh also a quick plants list. I just ordered some blyxa japonica and also some of that elatine hydropiper mini glosso stuff. Looks pretty cool I think.

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