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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Kathyy
No don't use more. Since the water is still the...

No don't use more. Since the water is still the Excel will have longer contact time right where you want it and more isn't a good idea with stuff like this.
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Kathyy
Try turning off the pumps/filters and squirting...

Try turning off the pumps/filters and squirting Excel directly on the problem areas. Let sit for 15-20 minutes then turn the power back on. The staghorn should turn pink and your snails, otos and...
Forum: Algae 11-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Kathyy
I'd be dosing full on EI to take care of any...

I'd be dosing full on EI to take care of any deficiencies present! If your water is soft then I would be adding GH booster as well. Remember our goal is to grow healthy plants as healthy plants will...
Forum: Algae 11-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Kathyy
I could remove BGA or cyano bacteria by using...

I could remove BGA or cyano bacteria by using airline tubing as a siphon to remove it from plants. During the water change use paper towels, wipe up and use a clean sheet for every swipe to get as...
Forum: Fish 11-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Kathyy
Rainbow cichlids are timid? Beautiful and a bit...

Rainbow cichlids are timid? Beautiful and a bit boisterous but mine weren't timid at all. They would be the largest fish in the tank. I didn't have plants at the time so don't know how they are with...
Forum: Algae 11-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Kathyy
Is there a ripple on the water surface so there...

Is there a ripple on the water surface so there is good oxygen exchange? Fish can tolerate more CO2 if there is plenty of O2 present. Are you sure CO2 level is high throughout the tank? You can take...
Forum: Plants 11-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Kathyy
Plant leaves don't repair themselves. Cut off...

Plant leaves don't repair themselves. Cut off unsightly leaves unless they are growing baby JF you want to keep.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 833
Posted By Kathyy
Have a batch of fish in quarantine right now but...

Have a batch of fish in quarantine right now but if the vendor has been able to assure me that the fish had been there and just fine for weeks I will put fish right in the tank.

So far no disease...
Forum: Algae 11-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Kathyy
Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They...

Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They aren't supposed to be coralline though. Possibly hard to scrape anyway? A video.http://youtu.be/yLKCevEl0Hc

BBA is a red algae as is staghorn....
Forum: Aquascaping 11-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By Kathyy
I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel...

I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel superglue the other day. Works great. My wood has tiny Bolbitis and Java ferns glued all over it now.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Kathyy
How about pennywort or its smaller cousin,...

How about pennywort or its smaller cousin, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides? The small one makes mats and is actually a garden weed some places.

I haven't had H. sibthorpioides grow out of water but...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,236
Posted By Kathyy
Thank you for the kind offer. I am going to...

Thank you for the kind offer. I am going to experiment using just the gayi for now.

Well the tank looks like a planted tank again! No photos as the camera batteries are doubtless dead and it is...
Forum: Algae 11-20-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 561
Posted By Kathyy
Where is that nitrate coming from? If it is...

Where is that nitrate coming from? If it is present because it has built up in the tank from fish waste then nitrate is an indicator of not perfectly clean water, it is likely other organic compounds...
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Kathyy
Yes, get some root tabs and push part of one near...

Yes, get some root tabs and push part of one near each rooted plant. Do this every couple months.

If the plants aren't growing because they need fertilizer then they should start growing. One...
Forum: Algae 11-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 561
Posted By Kathyy
What green stuff is in the tank? Unless there is...

What green stuff is in the tank? Unless there is some sort of plant/green algae growth I don't think it would be possible to get rid of CB unless you use the antibiotic. I did get rid of it using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Kathyy
Corydoras love hairgrass! My first journal has a...

Corydoras love hairgrass! My first journal has a photo of them getting frisky in the stuff then the females would deposit the eggs in the thicket. Corydoras don't need sand, I have never had sand in...
Forum: Fish 11-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Kathyy
Yup, tetra [congo] and rainbow. What sort of...

Yup, tetra [congo] and rainbow. What sort of rainbow I don't know for sure. There are a lot of crossbreeds out there and a lot of species and a lot of variety of those species!

Good sized tank I...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Kathyy
Perhaps the soil has run out of phosphorus and...

Perhaps the soil has run out of phosphorus and nitrogen and you need to add those nutrients as well.

Perhaps the snails were a good thing, polishing the leaf surfaces and now there aren't enough...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Kathyy
Have you seen the AGA contest tanks?...

Have you seen the AGA contest tanks? http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Kathyy
A little dry fertz would last you a long time. I...

A little dry fertz would last you a long time. I gave my betta's 10 gallon tank a pinch of P and micros and two pinches of N once a week after water changes. Flourish is nearly all just micros.
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Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Co2
Views: 388
Posted By Kathyy
I hope that is BP*M*! I use 10-15BPS on a 180...

I hope that is BP*M*! I use 10-15BPS on a 180 gallon tank. Maybe, kind of hard to count that fast.

If you can get enough CO2 into the water then your reactor is fine. Are you controlling CO2 with...
Forum: Plants 11-16-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Kathyy
First plant is hairgrass. I see plantlets growing...

First plant is hairgrass. I see plantlets growing from the top of several leaves so this is Eleocharis vivipara. I got it once by accident and didn't know how to handle it and it was a big tangled...
Forum: Algae 11-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Kathyy
A piece of plastic like an old credit card works...

A piece of plastic like an old credit card works too.

I use the Mr. Clean sponge when needed though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By Kathyy
I'd try one powerhead at right on the back of the...

I'd try one powerhead at right on the back of the tank near the top and move the canister outflow as high as you can to try to get a circular flow through the tank. Water moves fast at the surface,...
Forum: Algae 11-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Kathyy
Amano shrimp are great at eating strands of algae...

Amano shrimp are great at eating strands of algae but aren't adapted to scrape algae, that is what snails are adapted to do. GSA is hard for snails to eat [you already know how tough it is to scrape]...
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