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post #391 of 436 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp are sensitive to excel.

I have found that the easiest way to get algae under control is to add a siesta period in the light period. I used to have problems with BBA. Since I added a 3hr siesta period I don't have bad algae problems. There is always algae in the tank. Some algae is good and some is bad. Now I have my lights on 4hrs/ off 3hrs/ on 4hrs.

For ferts my favorite now is by select aquatics. It contains - Calcium sulfate, Iron sulfate, Mag. s., Potas. sulfate. It is dry form thus you make a solution with it. I make mine with Water 1 liter/ powder 1ml and dose 15 ml weekly in my 29G tank. Since I have some red plants I dose in addition Brightwell aquatics FlorinFE 10ml daily . I find it cheapest at LNT.com, for they don't charge for shipping.
I'm aware of what excel can do sadly, I'm currently half dosing. I didn't know about breaking up the light periods. I'm going to try that! I'm going to black out the tank a couple of days.

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Are those Gertrude's Rainbowfish a couple of posts up?
That they are! Those are the males displaying but sadly no longer with me. I plan on restocking with them soon.

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post #392 of 436 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Tank is still a mess even with doing a split photo period. Plants are doing some what well but so is the algae. I only have HALF my lights on at a time too.

Fish have been ordered and are coming in Friday 4/5/13


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Have you checked your nitrate levels? That has caused algae problems for me at 1 time. If very low can make a solution with Spectriced stump remover (100% KNO3). I mix 1/2 tsp of it with tank water 1/2 cup. Then dose 5ml daily for a week.
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2 Short videos

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http://youtu.be/F_JKaaJo0UE

Tank
http://youtu.be/fKij1UlGzVI


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post #395 of 436 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Tank update: Now with slightly less thread algae. Hope to take out the rest this weekend.


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Weeping Moss by Find The Apex, on Flickr

Norman's lamypeye by Find The Apex, on Flickr

Boraras brigittae by Find The Apex, on Flickr

Hungry Amano by Find The Apex, on Flickr

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These are some breathtaking photos. After all the Iwagumi madness, these lush jungle tanks are always a welcome sight.
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Thank you! It's a bit disorganized at the moment but I should correct it tomorrow during my water change. I just wanted to take the use the camera a bit today.

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Great new layout

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post #399 of 436 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, it's a constant evolution. I just want plants to start filling in since they are still some what new.

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No real updates, algae is still here but slightly less.



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A pic and video today, the FPS is a bit off. I've never really messed with video on a dslr before.

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post #402 of 436 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 08:27 PM
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Amazing Progression And thank you for maintaining this journal

Great Pics and it is awesome seeing the evolution and recovery of your tank!!!!! Thank you for maintaining this. I was sad to see your tank crashed but the new setup is great! Hope to see more pics and updates soon.

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Welcome to the Jungle!

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Thinking about doing some new things to the tank, might add some new shrimp. But I busted out the camera and took some pictures. I didn't go all out, just turned on both banks of LEDs and bumped up the ISO.


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Looking good, how do you like the Norman lampeyes? I've never been able to find them myself and I can't seem to get a LFS to order any fish for me no matter the quantity I ask for. Sorry to hear about the tank crash though, looks like the recovery effort is going well at least.

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