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Forum: Lighting 03-15-2014, 05:22 AM
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Forum: Algae 01-07-2014, 03:45 AM
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Views: 337
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, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
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, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
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, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
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, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Can you post a picture?

Can you post a picture?
Forum: Algae 10-18-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 769
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, 09:54 PM
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Views: 638
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
I love the way it looks now. :)

I love the way it looks now. :)
Forum: Algae 10-14-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
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 07-06-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
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, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
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, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
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, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
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, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
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, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Yes, along with light adjustments and CO2.

Yes, along with light adjustments and CO2.
Forum: Algae 04-19-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
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...
Forum: Algae 03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Phosphates do not cause algae. That is not the...

Phosphates do not cause algae. That is not the problem. That is a good reading actually. PO4 is a necessary macro nutrient for plants.

You've got an imbalance like you said between light, co2...
Forum: Algae 03-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,643
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Welcome to keeping plants. I would...

Welcome to keeping plants.

I would personally swap out those 12K tubes with 6500-6700K. The 12K are for saltwater tanks; blue spectrum that are for corals etc.

Ditch Stability as its not an...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
I go by the 1 full degree pH drop; 7.6 down to...

I go by the 1 full degree pH drop; 7.6 down to 6.4-6.5. Drop checker is yellow. IME they are pretty much useless.

Co2 on 2 hours before lights on and shuts off 1 hour before.
Forum: Algae 03-16-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
What is your KH/GH readings?

What is your KH/GH readings?
Forum: Algae 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By AlyeskaGirl
Looks like you have a slight algae bloom. ...

Looks like you have a slight algae bloom. There's a nutrient imbalance going on.

Standard fluorescent bulbs replaced every 6 mo. T5HO 18-24 mo. respectively.
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