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post #16 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, Ill look into it.

It doesnt like liquid carbon, that I know... it has gone down quite a bit since I started doing weekly waterchanges and dosing carbon every day (almost).

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post #17 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Added about 20 blue jelly shrimp and switched out the ecco 300 for my eheim 2217 filter wich I originally bought to go on my 90p. Thought the 2217 would be a massive overkill in terms of flow, but its right on the spot.

Still experimenting on how to get rid of the algae. It has started to come down a bit I think. Have decreased lighting from 10h to about 6.5h.
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Picture update. Algea is even less than yesterday. Maybe the Amanos are hungry and Im doing something right. Less light, more ferts, less food for the amano. Also a fresh pic of the messy tech stuff.

Glosso carpet still not kickin in :/ Going to plant some HC in the clear patches to se how that works out.



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post #19 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 08:19 PM
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Your tank is wonderful, love the drift wood and substrate slope.

I would reduce your floaters to allow more light to the glosso. It may have helped reduce the algae but it will also restrict necessary light to boost your glosso growth. Maintaining optimal conditions for your plants will go a long way on preventing algae.
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post #20 of 67 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thx man!

Will remove some floaters later on. The glosso in the center of the light have turned red even when covered with algea, so maybe light was to much before. But even then the glosso wouldnt carpet. Maybe Im just to spontanious when caring for the tank. Trying to be more consistent with waterchanges and ferts now, but I dont do any watertests except for using a drop checker.
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post #22 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Removed 90% of the floaters, so now we are back at high light. Also changed time cycle to 11h. To much?

Will be planting some Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' within a few days. Stay tuned.
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post #24 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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post #25 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 12:18 AM
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Great looking tank! Love the heavy slope.

I like the silicone tubing idea! I had never known how to get around the stiff awkward coiled Eheim tubing!

I'd be cautious of another algae outbreak if you upped lighting to 11 hours/day and removed all of your floaters, at once. I'd at least crank the CO2 to reciprocate.

Edit: I like the nightlight effect too.... is that positioned down in the cabinet/behind the tank?
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Edit: I like the nightlight effect too.... is that positioned down in the cabinet/behind the tank?
Its an ikea rgb led strip placed just under and along the rear pane. Usually have it set on red and on timer like a sunrise/sunset effect...

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post #29 of 67 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Trimming is overdue and still got some problems with algea, but its growing like crazy.

edit: New light on the right side, thats is why the colours are so different.





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