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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 01:13 AM
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No need to apologize! This is your tank haha regardless of the fact, I like it a lot! It turned out very well

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No need to apologize! This is your tank haha regardless of the fact, I like it a lot! It turned out very well
haha thank you

any ideas as to why you think the water may be cloudy?
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What are your water parameters?

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I'm assuming those are pics of your parameters after the cloudiness arose...

Seems odd that it just came out of nowhere...My only idea is that its some sort of bacterial bloom, but it very well could be something different.

A bacterial bloom usually comes from overfeeding, dead fish, dead plant matter, etc...seeing that you have no fish, it's natural to assume this bloom would come from dead plant matter, which it does not appear you have any. Another thing to note is that with a bacterial bloom there is a spike in ammonia...which it also appears you don't have (kind of hard to tell by the pictures)
I'd also like to add that blooms frequently happen when you are cycling your tank, or when only water and ammonia are present.
If it is a bacterial bloom, it should dissipate in a couple days, and honestly patience is the best remedy.

On that note, if it is something else, its not something I really have experience with and other members would be better suited to offer suggestions.

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yeah, i did some research and that's what i came up with. just water cycling bacterial bloom but nothing bad. Sorry about the pic, the TL is PH, TR is Amonia, LB is Nitrite RB is Nitrate. they all seem good for a new tank going through cycling.

I was wondering what it means when people mention plants are melting? or something along those lines. is it when they are sogging?
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Try 30% water changes daily until it clears up. My initial thought is that you don't have enough plants in there - always a challenge with Iwagumi projects. Also maybe cut back on the lighting a little bit. Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in.

I'd also recommend a putting black construction paper/poster board behind the tank - it'll make the green pop-out when the tank gets up and running.

My cuba melted quite a bit when I first planted them. It's a natural process of them dying and then establishing themselves eventually.
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hey web! i will start doing that tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. got a long day tomorrow, will prob be back home by 11ish pm.

im doing 8-9 hrs lights...i feel like either the hc are drying from too much light or sogging from not enough light lol.
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I've noticed that you haven't mentioned what you're dosing for nutrients.

You are injecting co2 and you have plenty of light...plants need more than just these two things. Also, maybe inject more co2?
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im using excel as well. i havent got any ferts tho. any recommendations?
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im using excel as well. i havent got any ferts tho. any recommendations?
Sure. Now, this tank has little plant mass so I'm not sure if this is the best method to follow. Read on the EI method:

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...ss-techy-folks

And become a bit more acquainted with macro and micro nutrients. Hope this helps.
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It may also just be that your HC was raised emersed, and now being submersed it is undergoing some stress, if thats the case it should come back no problem.

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hey mathman! at where i am now, every little piece of info will help a lot. thanks!
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It may also just be that your HC was raised emersed, and now being submersed it is undergoing some stress, if thats the case it should come back no problem.
how do people even plant them submerged? they just wont stay down! lol and the roots in where the potties you buy them from are so short after removing the sponge thingy
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Sure. Now, this tank has little plant mass so I'm not sure if this is the best method to follow. Read on the EI method:

http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...ss-techy-folks

And become a bit more acquainted with macro and micro nutrients. Hope this helps.
O nice! i read this method literally two days ago but to say that i read it, i'd be lying. i skimmed through it, but its in so much more detail on this site you posted. i will give it another week or so to see how the water looks after some water change and see how the HC are doing by then. i really hope they do well..
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