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post #151 of 193 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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hahahahha shadow. I promise I can't even tell except in pictures. It must be something about the camera that brings out the algae lol. I am just going to stick with Nikki's excuse, the algae is good for the shrimp! haha
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post #152 of 193 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 03:10 AM
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oh yes l completely believe you,stupid camera..

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post #153 of 193 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 04:42 AM
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I would stick with its good for the shrimp! Lol

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post #154 of 193 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 08:24 PM
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post #155 of 193 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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well unfortunatley, this thing is COVERED in BBA. All the microsword is now black fuzz and much of the anubias is the same. But for some reason the MP on the wood is basically perfect.

So i am in the process of moving the CRS to a mini-m so I can dose some excel.

On another sad note, I am probably breaking this tank down in the near future. I am in the process of taking down my other 10gallon and this will be next. Although, this was my favorite tank, I decided to downsize my tank collection and only keeping 3 small tanks. Soooo, look for these plants and wood on SnS in the future. Please don't PM ahead of time because maybe the miracle Excel will change my mind to break this tank down
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On another sad note, I am probably breaking this tank down in the near future. I am in the process of taking down my other 10gallon and this will be next. Although, this was my favorite tank, I decided to downsize my tank collection and only keeping 3 small tanks. Soooo, look for these plants and wood on SnS in the future. Please don't PM ahead of time because maybe the miracle Excel will change my mind to break this tank down

I hope the Excel is successful. I really like this tank and would hate to see it tore down.

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post #157 of 193 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Well Jenna, it seems the excel is doing its thing. The BBA is slowly going away. However, thats causing the pellia to discolor. Hopefully it doesn't fully die on me.

I don't know the cause, but the mini microsword is just not spreading at all. You can tell from the pictures that since I planted it months ago, it hasn't done much at all. Maybe being covered in BBA halted the growth? Its all still green, just not growing.

A couple plant additions: crypt nurii and trident java fern. Most of the needle leaf java was removed and replaced with the shorter growing trident. The nurii I had in a different tank but I liked it so much that I wanted it to be more of a focal point in a tank so moved it here. Its such a beautiful plant.



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no growth I want it to carpet sooo bad
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post #158 of 193 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 03:41 PM
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I have noticed that Excel can dwarf or stop the growth of many plants in higher doses. When i stopped dosing my sagataria (similar to your chain sword) started spreading.
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post #159 of 193 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 03:46 PM
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Excel will kill your MP for sure. Id do a WC or get it out ASAP. Any of the liverworts respond terrible to Excel. S'tang, pellia, MP, Notocyphus, or rose mosses.
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Odd that your mini micro sword has not grown. It does take a while to settle in but, to say the least, it should have by now. Both my 7.5G and 10G tanks are dense with the stuff so I'm not sure what is causing the lack of growth for yours.

On the bright side, once it does fill in it will create a beautiful, no maintenance carpet.

And I agree with Chad, Excel will destroy your MP.
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i am so jealous of that tank.. *grumble..
but that just hit me, i ought to start my tank unsubmerged.
thats what u did, right?

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post #162 of 193 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Kibble, no I didn't start this tank emmersed.

Someone helppppp. BBA is really killin me. I pulled the decent mini microsword carpet since it was engulfed in it. The MP is getting dangerously close to getting overtaken. Ugh, I don't even want to talk more about it.


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jeebus that sucks
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post #164 of 193 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 06:38 PM
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how much co2 are you getting into your tank? 30ppm should keep the BBA at bay. Also consider lowering the photo period. I have also heard that iron helps combat red algae.
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post #165 of 193 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well I dont really know how much co2 gets into the tank. About 2 weeks ago, I turned it up to 2 bubbles per second and its a 10g tank so that should be quite a bit. However, its diffused through an ebay diffuser so no telling how much gets into the water column. I should prob turn the photo period down, its at 8hrs a day.

Has anyone else heard that iron helps against BBA? I have a full bottle of Flourish Iron that I could use but I figured more ferts = more algae. Any other thoughts?
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