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|05-26-2012 03:04 AM|
|albirdy||i'd love to see an update.|
|02-12-2012 01:05 PM|
How are your plants doing? Any signs of new growth?
Also in your video I like how all your shrimp are crowding on top of the zucchini slice and then you see only one hanging on the bottom of it having it all to him/her self.
|02-10-2012 02:11 AM|
A few updates. Algae has now become manageable. Most died out after the cycle finished. I got my red cherry shrimp 2 days ago. 1 day shipping. The bag was freezing cold and I thought they were all dead. But thankfully, there were no losses.
Here is a video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBEJl...1&feature=plcp
|01-27-2012 07:25 PM|
Well, i took a better look at my tank, and found even more algae than i thought. I have identified 3 so far.
1) Staghorn Algae (on plants)
2) Green Spot Algae (on plants)
3) Hair Algae (on glass)
I got rid of the Stag and Green Spot by cutting the leaves/plant that hosted them. I got rid of the Hair Algae by scraping it off with a sponge.
I have not yet preformed a water change. Should i?
|01-26-2012 02:15 AM|
I had a bit of a scare today. I found a huge algae bloom on the front side of the tank. Im not sure what kind of algae it is, i will look into it. But right now my concern is how to get rid of it. What fish/snail will clean up without disturbing my gravel or plants? Or should i just wait until i get shrimp? Do shrimp even eat algae??
Please help. I almost **** myself when i saw it.
Here are some photos.
|01-25-2012 02:29 AM|
Originally Posted by endgin28 View Post
But, your right. Thank you, sir.
One step at a time, right?
Well, while at work (a library) i found a few books on aquarium plants. I just got accepted into college so i guess its time to set the school work aside and focus on my baby!
|01-24-2012 04:52 AM|
|endgin28||Patience is the name of the game. The plants take a little while to settle in, the bacteria take a while to get going (which helps both the plants and cycling the ammonia/nitrite) and with a little time you will have a nice place both for the plants and the livestock. Your scape is pretty nice, when it fills in it will be great. Keep stidying the site and a lot of this stuff will help you.|
|01-24-2012 02:29 AM|
Well, i went ahead and took my best shot at picking out the best light for my canopy. I got a Coralife 10,000k Daylight T8 15 watt lights. Also got some plant fertilizer, Aqueon Plant Food to be exact.
Should i see some growth soon?
|01-23-2012 03:31 AM|
Originally Posted by Hoppy View Post
What do you guys recommend for lighting. Please help.
|01-23-2012 01:43 AM|
|ArabTanker||Im getting a bit overwhelmed, I've been reading a lot about lighting but im still completely lost. I do plan on going to the LFS to get the new lights tomorrow after school tho. So any insight is greatly appreciated.|
|01-22-2012 09:49 PM|
What would you recommend as a suitable light source?
That was my original plan, so ill definitely hold off on the Neons.
|01-22-2012 09:46 PM|
Originally Posted by ArabTanker View Post
|01-22-2012 09:37 PM|
How long should i give the plants before I become worried about not seeing any growth?
What should i add first? RCS or the Neon Tetras?
|01-22-2012 08:59 PM|
|Bettacrazy||I usually don't do water changes in a cycling tank until the near end of the cycle.|
|01-22-2012 08:51 PM|
Originally Posted by lauraleellbp View Post
Is it true cycling is faster in a planted tank? Also, do i need to do any water changes? Or should i just let it be?
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