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post #25 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northwest Kansas
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I just finished thoroughly scrubbing the sides of my tank. When I was done with that and the water of my tank was sufficiently green, I went ahead and did a 50% water change. I'll try to check the nitrates in the tank regularly this week and then do another 50% water change next week and see how everything goes with the algae. I've also got some water wisteria coming in a few days. Hopefully, the added fast-growing plant will help with the nitrate issues as well. On a good note, my frogbit is finally starting to spread. When I first got it, I didn't think it was going to live. I'm not sure what's changed, but it is finally starting to spread and grow some roots as well. My gouramis seem to enjoy hanging out in the roots!
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