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  1. OlRed07
    08-04-2015 11:21 PM - permalink
    OlRed07
    This morning at 8:45 my ammonia was at .50 ppm and just a little bit ago when I got home at 6 my level is still at .50 ppm. As of this morning everything in the tank looked great and just getting home I noticed some web-like stuff sloughing off my plants. It's white or translucent. I looked it up where some people suspected thread algae or hair algae and some even wondering fungus. It's only on my plants, which aren't looking very hot btw, and I'm wondering because of that if it might be fungus! What do you think? I'm about to chunk all these plants in fear of something infesting my tank that's not algae! Thanks
  2. OlRed07
    08-04-2015 11:20 PM - permalink
    OlRed07
    Hey there! I could use some advice. I got my tank set up Saturday got a little impatient and got a couple plants from lfs to put in my tank. I've read where people have done a tank cycle with plants so I tried it. I have filter starter balls i put in my canister filter that are suppose to have live bacteria in them (they came as a bonus with my media) and have added proper doses of API Quick start and Stress Coat + to condition water, boost bacteria, and dechlorinate. As of yesterday I started adding pure ammonia in small doses and checking levels to get around 2-3 ppm reading. between 7p and 11p I added 50ml and 2 hours later at 1am I finally had a 2ppm reading.

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  • About HDBenson
    Biography
    Grew up in FL. Living in MS for 14 years. Keeping tanks for 8 years. Wife and a beautiful girl!
    Location
    Mississippi
    Interests
    My daughter, dirted tanks, Hygrophila-holic
    Occupation
    Stay-at-home dad and, student
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    Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.

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03-29-2016
03:32 AM - thedood mentioned HDBenson in post 125G Cache River Cypress Swamp Riparium
HDBenson I have been hanging ...
01-10-2016
10:37 PM - HDBenson mentioned AquaAurora in post Riparium Plant List
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01-04-2016
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12-30-2015
07:28 PM - HDBenson mentioned Melcam in post North Miss LFS?
Melcam Try reaching out to...
07:27 PM - HDBenson mentioned OlRed07 in post North Miss LFS?
...ry reaching out to OlRed07. If I remember corre...
12-12-2015
09:30 PM - thedood mentioned HDBenson in post Low maintenance method
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12-11-2015
10:06 PM - Daisy Mae mentioned HDBenson in post Low maintenance method
...(and if you follow HDBenson Hank's tank philosop...
11-26-2015
01:16 AM - bassbuster23 mentioned HDBenson in post Fighting Ich
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11-25-2015
11:15 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned HDBenson in post Fighting Ich
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04:55 PM - HDBenson mentioned PlantedRich in post Fighting Ich
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04:38 PM - HDBenson mentioned randym in post Fighting Ich
randym is offering good adv...
11-09-2015
03:07 PM - HDBenson mentioned bassbuster23 in post Floating plants to combat algae growth
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11-06-2015
08:19 PM - WaterLife mentioned HDBenson in post centerpeice plants
HDBenson Very nice plant r...
07:00 PM - HDBenson mentioned Zapins in post Anubias Deficiency or Acclimation
...nubias tank. I PMd Zapins last night to get hi...

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03-29-2016
02:59 AM - HDBenson quoted Nordic in post 125G Cache River Cypress Swamp Riparium
Was looking at okefenokee p...
03-28-2016
12:19 PM - Mikevwall quoted HDBenson in post Florida Biotope Paludarium
The Everglades is a VERY vuln...
09:17 AM - HDBenson quoted Mikevwall in post Florida Biotope Paludarium
I'm literally ten minutes from...
01-18-2016
11:46 PM - captotterboy quoted HDBenson in post Aquatic Bladderworts
Is a couple of inches away fr...
05:56 PM - HDBenson quoted captotterboy in post Aquatic Bladderworts
They would be within a couple of ...
01-14-2016
11:41 PM - Drewet88 quoted HDBenson in post Anubias plant rot
Be careful with peroxide(H2O2...
01-13-2016
12:02 AM - Drewet88 quoted HDBenson in post Anubias plant rot
If it does have rhizome rot t...
01-12-2016
07:46 PM - Drewet88 quoted HDBenson in post Anubias plant rot
Did the rotting parts smell H...
01-11-2016
07:26 PM - AquaAurora quoted HDBenson in post Riparium Plant List
@AquaAurora, I love this plan...
01-10-2016
10:37 PM - HDBenson quoted AquaAurora in post Riparium Plant List
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01-03-2016
05:44 PM - Wilderman204 quoted HDBenson in post .9 gallon Nano Cube orchid riparium
Some H. tripartida or, H. 'Ja...
01-02-2016
08:05 PM - dzega quoted HDBenson in post plant id
Eriocaulon thigh the exact sp...
12-30-2015
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12-29-2015
06:17 PM - bluestems quoted HDBenson in post help with anubias
...osphate) Thanks, HDBenson- that is very helpfu...
11-25-2015
10:09 PM - LinaS quoted HDBenson in post Corkscrew plant?
Helanthium bolivianus 'Vesuvi...
07:08 PM - HDBenson quoted LinaS in post Corkscrew plant?
Maybe it was Echinodorus a...
04:58 PM - randym quoted HDBenson in post Fighting Ich
2) IMO/E heat(w/ and w/o salt...
04:23 PM - bassbuster23 quoted HDBenson in post Fighting Ich
1) Is Kordon Rid Fungus effec...
11-13-2015
03:03 AM - plantetra quoted HDBenson in post Plants to go with floaters
Basically, the amount of ligh...

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