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05-22-2011 04:16 AM
pianofish Update?
11-11-2010 06:35 AM
WeedCali wow this tank is coming along great!

That UG carpet is gonna look sweet once it fills in
11-06-2010 10:08 PM
VadimShevchuk Today i cleaned up the tank and changed the filter floss in the filter. I took the UG out and replanted it after I vacummed the substrate. I am still fighting BGA and the otos don't seem to be eating brown diatoms at all. Here is a youtube quick video update. If the Ug still won't grow after a couple of weeks, I will swap it out for microsword or DHG. The whole tank will be given a rescape after I order some Driftwood in the coming months.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxv6sa5S6a4

I also might make a different reactor as I have so many co2 bubbles floating around.
11-02-2010 08:04 PM
VadimShevchuk
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Originally Posted by El Funko View Post
I'm by no means an expert, but it seems to be the opinion of many on this forum that you need to use 4dKH solution in the drop checker, not water from your aquarium. I bought the same one, and found instructions for creating the solution here on the forum. You'll need a gram scale to measure 1/10th of a gram, but they're cheap. I got one for $6 on Amazon. Might also come in handy for creating dosing solutions with your dry ferts.

Also, be careful about posting pictures with too much personal information included. Your drop checker photo has your name, address, and phone number included.

Which LFS do you go to? I'm in Onondaga Hill with in-laws in Lafayette, so we're practically neighbors...

Good luck with the algae battle, I'm currently waging war myself...

Oh, and keep posting pictures, even if you think nobody's looking...

Later,
Chris
I took off the picture. You are right about the drop checker, it doesn't seem to be working because I am not using 4dkh liquid. i should be getting some in the upcoming weeks so its not a big deal. We only have 2 best stores in cortland. The lfs has fish that are pretty common but i don't even quarantine from them because i never get ick from fish i buy from them. Shop is very small and it carrys no plant selection. Its called Pets a plenty. The other store is called country Max. Its a great store for equipment. They carry eco complete for 18.99 and marineland LED lights and their canisters also. If you want to trade plants or shrimp/fish any time just PM. Real Nice to see a local. BTW best store i went to is Creature comforts in Binghamton. Long drive for you but it carry's plants and saltwater.
11-02-2010 02:09 PM
El Funko
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Originally Posted by VadimShevchuk View Post
I just put in four drops of API PH test liquid and tank water, hopefully it works!
I'm by no means an expert, but it seems to be the opinion of many on this forum that you need to use 4dKH solution in the drop checker, not water from your aquarium. I bought the same one, and found instructions for creating the solution here on the forum. You'll need a gram scale to measure 1/10th of a gram, but they're cheap. I got one for $6 on Amazon. Might also come in handy for creating dosing solutions with your dry ferts.

Also, be careful about posting pictures with too much personal information included. Your drop checker photo has your name, address, and phone number included.

Which LFS do you go to? I'm in Onondaga Hill with in-laws in Lafayette, so we're practically neighbors...

Good luck with the algae battle, I'm currently waging war myself...

Oh, and keep posting pictures, even if you think nobody's looking...

Later,
Chris
11-02-2010 11:44 AM
VadimShevchuk
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Originally Posted by malaybiswas View Post
Yes, it contains erythromycin (if I spelled it correctly) that is a killer for BGA. H2O2 works wonders as well as proved right here, but I like maracyn since it does not harm the plants and so no need to change water immediately after treatment.
I wished I have used maracyn since the H2O2 melted my UG to almost nothing and my vals also suffered. Right now with this tank I'm focusing on learning how to battle algae problems and how to grow plants right. After i figure it all out i will buy some driftwood and rescape the whole tank. I will get pictures after i switch out the UG for a different substrate. I also have a total of 20 harlequin rasbora.
11-02-2010 02:43 AM
malaybiswas
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Originally Posted by VadimShevchuk View Post
Is that like a fish medicine kind?
Yes, it contains erythromycin (if I spelled it correctly) that is a killer for BGA. H2O2 works wonders as well as proved right here, but I like maracyn since it does not harm the plants and so no need to change water immediately after treatment.
11-02-2010 02:26 AM
Centromochlus How's that drop checker working for you?

UPDATES NAOOO!!
10-07-2010 12:12 AM
Centromochlus Nice drop checker!
10-06-2010 10:04 PM
VadimShevchuk On Saturday, i dosed the tank with 70 ml of H2O2 and after an hour did a 50% water change. Woke up on Sunday and found this
The Ug looks really white compared to the Blyxa and it looks kinda weird lol. Anyway, I also got my drop checker from China for 8 bucks shipped and it came in 8 business days. I just put in four drops of API PH test liquid and tank water, hopefully it works!
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09-28-2010 11:50 AM
VadimShevchuk
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Originally Posted by VincentK View Post
Quick! Get the Maracyn!
Is that like a fish medicine kind?
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Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
Oddly enough, BGA is the only algae that i have never had. o_o
Nice view from your bed! Are your walls painted grey, or is that just shadows? My room is painted almost the same color.
The walls are painted grey. I actually switched rooms with my sister because I needed that spot for the tank lol.
09-28-2010 03:25 AM
Centromochlus Oddly enough, BGA is the only algae that i have never had. o_o
Nice view from your bed! Are your walls painted grey, or is that just shadows? My room is painted almost the same color.
09-28-2010 03:14 AM
VincentK Quick! Get the Maracyn!
09-28-2010 01:55 AM
VadimShevchuk Stupid BGA!
09-28-2010 01:47 AM
VadimShevchuk
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Originally Posted by AzFishKid View Post
Wow, looks awesome so far dude! I really like the stand and canopy. Tank looks good too- are you going to add any driftwood?

Sorry if i missed the answer to this question, but did you use latex paint on the back panel of glass or what?
Thanks! I bought the tank of craigslist and it came painted and with stand/canopy. i sold the filter that it came with so the tank/stand/canopy came out 60 bucks.

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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
Ime, bga is because of too low nitrates. Try sowing extra after cleaning it out manually.
My nitrates are at 30-40 ppm. Maybe it is because of a low fish stock to. I will be adding 17 more harlequin rasboras in the next month. German blue rams might have to wait until spring since I'm hoping to get them from a local breeder.

I cleaned out the filter, scarped all the BGA off and started to dose K2SO4 and it is still growing. I want to smash this tank and leave it on the curb now! Pictures:

A shot of my fish tank from my bed.
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