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Forum: Plants   06-29-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
  Cabomba
Views: 362
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Yes, I do dose nutrients as well as inject CO2.

Yes, I do dose nutrients as well as inject CO2.
Forum: Plants   06-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
  Cabomba
Views: 362
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Its a mix of gravel, fine gravel and sand.

Its a mix of gravel, fine gravel and sand.
Forum: Plants   06-27-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
  Cabomba
Views: 362
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Cabomba

i am breaking down to ask this question. Why is my Cabomba stems melting near the substrate and break free? I can't figure this one out! I just want them to stay put. Lol

Thanks
Forum: Algae   09-27-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Yes, that is correct. I sometimes may dose 1/2...

Yes, that is correct. I sometimes may dose 1/2 tsp 2x wk. Just depends.
Forum: Algae   09-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Need Help Please

I haven't posted on here in quit awhile but I do visit and poke around.

I need some thoughts on my planted tank.

Tank Specs:
-120G 48x24x24 (upgraded from a 55G about 6 months ago)...
Forum: Lighting   03-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Forum: Algae   01-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
To my understanding high light with low co2...

To my understanding high light with low co2 levels cause it.

I had some all of a sudden grow on my Crypt plant leaves a few weeks ago that were closest to the light. I removed the infected...
Forum: Algae   12-29-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
BBA and Staghorn are usually from low or unstable...

BBA and Staghorn are usually from low or unstable CO2 levels. Algae is letting you know you have an imbalance.

I was scratching my head after when your lights came on at 1:30 but CO2 was on...
Forum: Algae   12-05-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
If you increased light then you must increase...

If you increased light then you must increase ferts and co2 as well. You have an imbalance.

Yellowing could be micro deficiency; Iron.

Nitrates should be 10-20ppm.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-01-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,695
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
So, if your tank was doing fine then why did you...

So, if your tank was doing fine then why did you add ferts? Plants showing deficiencies?
Forum: Algae   11-23-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,841
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
I would reduce photoperiod to 6 hours a day and...

I would reduce photoperiod to 6 hours a day and dose with Excel.

Are you dosing any ferts in the water column?

Remove as much algae as you can.
Forum: Algae   11-23-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Looks to be the start of Black Beard Algae. ...

Looks to be the start of Black Beard Algae. Excel is good at killing it.

If it was my tank I would start doing some sort of CO2 Supplementation, making sure good circulation throughout the tank,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-14-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Can you post a picture?

Can you post a picture?
Forum: Algae   10-18-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
While spot treating you shutoff filters, pumps...

While spot treating you shutoff filters, pumps etc. so everything is still and treat small areas at a time, let sit for about 20 min. or so then turn on filters etc. The BBA will turn reddish,...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
I love the way it looks now. :)

I love the way it looks now. :)
Forum: Algae   10-14-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
You have an imbalance with light, co2 and ferts. ...

You have an imbalance with light, co2 and ferts.

Are you only dosing with Flourish?

Anubias leaves are curling under and look yellowish on some of the leaves. They need Iron, other traces...
Forum: Algae   09-07-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
UV Sterilizer will get rid of it within 3-5 days...

UV Sterilizer will get rid of it within 3-5 days but if the root cause is not corrected it will come back.

A few causes are too much light, uncycled aquarium and an imbalance in fertilization.
Forum: Algae   07-07-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Algae is caused by an imbalance between light,...

Algae is caused by an imbalance between light, co2 and fertilization.

Lighting is on the low end and LEDs are not the correct spectrum; unless a DIY setup. Actinic (blue spectrum) dose not do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-06-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
From my experience with my Dwarf Sags; yellow...

From my experience with my Dwarf Sags; yellow patches and/or yellow patches with green veins is Magnesium deficiency.

Target:
KH 4+ degrees
GH 4+ degrees

Yellowing and going transparent is...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-26-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Updated photo

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh68/Alyeska-album/55g%20planted%20tank/IMAG0084_zps13ab9680.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-22-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Swords are heavy root feeders. I would insert...

Swords are heavy root feeders. I would insert root tabs in addition with your substrate. I believe Flourite is rich in iron and lacks other important nutrients. I use Flourish Root Tabs with my...
Forum: Algae   06-22-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,253
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Sorry you are having a trouble with your tank. ...

Sorry you are having a trouble with your tank.

It's all about finding that balance between light, CO2 and fertilization.

You can't rely on a drop checker to indicate CO2 levels are good. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-22-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
I use a combo of 6500K/6700K on my planted tank.

I use a combo of 6500K/6700K on my planted tank.
Forum: Algae   04-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Yes, along with light adjustments and CO2.

Yes, along with light adjustments and CO2.
Forum: Algae   04-20-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
You should not have zero nitrAtes in a planed...

You should not have zero nitrAtes in a planed tank. Nitrates are one of the important Macro nutrients for plants. You have a nutrient imbalance.

With that much light you should be dosing...
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