Here's a quick video I shot with my iPhone 5. Just as I thought ammonia readings were high so did a 50% water change. Going to try and do one everyday this week. Luckily my 2211 is packed with bio media. I'm hoping I can cycle this in a week. By the way, the 2211 has the perfect flow for the mini-M.!
Really nice set up man!!! What will be tank's inhabitants!!! Taiwan bee???
Hmm, don't think I will be going with shrimps this time around. Most likely boraras sp. maybe boraras urophthalmoides. Some pics online show them with some yellow. I would like some yellow and green. Anyone who's ever had this species would like to chime in on coloration that would help. Hard to tell from all the different pics online.
Here is a no -photo update. I'm a little embarrassed to show the tank in its current state. I'm dealing with a major outbreak of what I believe is most likely BGA. it's all over my plants, substrate and stones. It's basically covered my whole tank. I tried to does with h2O2 to kill it but the bubbles for the h2o2 were pulling my HC out of the aqua soil. So I've since stopped. I added carbon to the filter and water changes everyday. I've done some research on how to kill it and I think I'm going to try and hit it with erythromycin. I don't want to do a blackout because i dont want to slow down my plant growth. Only thing I'm worried about with the EM is killing my beneficial bacteria. Anyway, if anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated. As soon as I'm cycled I'm adding a whole bunch of algae eaters to to keep it in check after I dose the EM.
Have you tried sprinkling bacter 100? What's the flow like? Nitrate levels?
Don't have any bacter 100. My flow is great.my 2211 is working fine. Im dosing EI so I think im good there.
The BGA outbreak happened before I even flooded the tank. It had developed on the Aquasoil due to the fact that I had too much water in the tank. kind of weird cuz there was no obvious pooling of water. My lights are really strong. So maybe it was just a little too wet. once I flooded the tank it spread everywhere! I tried dosing with h202, and some of it did die off but it came back with a vengeance. After this experience, I doubt I'll ever dry start again. If the EM doesn't work I may restart the tank.
Decided to post pic anyway. I trimmed the s.repens the other day because most of the emmersed leaves were melting away. I noticed that its starting to spread laterally through the rocks. Very cool.
As you can see if you zoom in. The BgA is pretty much all over everything. Lol. I checked out a petco by my job yesterday but they didn't have maracyn. Looks like only petsmart carries it. There's one in soho; may stop by there tmrw during lunch or after work. I want to get rid of the this stuff fast.
Another interesting note. Most of the HC is growing well and pearling intensely! It's just covered in BGA. The parts that are doing the best are in the upper corners of the tank.
Another note. Ammonia levels have gone to 0 but nitrite is still pretty high. Hopefully it will clear in a day two and I can add Amanos.