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Forum: Plants   08-11-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By isonychia
Burr, I moved my DC to the back left and it...

Burr, I moved my DC to the back left and it turned light green.

The only reason I have the powerhead in the tank was to create the surface ripple I read was so important. Without it I get the film...
Forum: Plants   08-09-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By isonychia
I was thinking maybe it was a "spread" issue in...

I was thinking maybe it was a "spread" issue in terms of my light. But I cant imagine a small 17 gallon tank and a single strip down the center does not offer sufficient spread. I have the Current...
Forum: Plants   08-09-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By isonychia
Substrate is Eco-complete. The stems are not new....

Substrate is Eco-complete. The stems are not new. They have been propagated from trimming of plants I purchased on the forum a while ago. Maybe April. So they have been acclimated for a long time.
...
Forum: Plants   08-08-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By isonychia
lower leaves falling off cant figure out why

I have read plenty of info that say's the lower leaves of stem plants fall off because of lack of light.

But I thought that pertained to stems that are packed tightly with other stems,
Here is a...
Forum: Algae   07-18-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,700
Posted By isonychia
The stuff in my photo were not diatoms. I went...

The stuff in my photo were not diatoms. I went through diatoms when I first started the tank. The stuff in the picture is fuzzy brown hair like algae. If you tried to grab some it would disintegrate...
Forum: Plants   07-18-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By isonychia
Swiss, Try calling your water department and...

Swiss,

Try calling your water department and ask them for the amount of Ca and Mg in your water. I called mine and surprisingly someone answered the phone and gave me the numbers in ppm. I guess I...
Forum: Algae   07-18-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,700
Posted By isonychia
I had what I believe is the same stuff. Closest...

I had what I believe is the same stuff.
Closest guess I came up with after research and seeing other photos is rhizoclonium.

Here is a pic in the thread I started....
Forum: Algae   06-23-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By isonychia
mini pellia and bba

I have been battling BBA for a long time now.

Things have been changing in my tank and MAY be getting better.
It's weird how you can notice a difference but it's not always describable.

A lot...
Forum: Algae   04-07-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,880
Posted By isonychia
Thank for the link. I have gotten through a few...

Thank for the link. I have gotten through a few pages so far.


iso
Forum: Algae   04-07-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,880
Posted By isonychia
I have been battling it for 7 months and I still...

I have been battling it for 7 months and I still cant figure out how to stop it.

I had BBA and rhizoclonium. I somehow got rid of the rhizo. I think extra, deep gravel vacs got rid of it.

I am...
Forum: Fish   04-07-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for all the info. I wish I knew what...

Thanks for all the info.

I wish I knew what it was so I could feel confident killing the fish was my only option.

I totally understand I risk the other fish if I don't sacrifice this one.

I...
Forum: Fish   04-06-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the suggestions. Before I...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Before I consider killing the fish, here is a pic.

I looked at Neon Tetra disease, but I don't see visual symptoms in the images, maybe I missed it.

The white...
Forum: Fish   04-05-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By isonychia
Neon Tetra with white sores

One of my Neon Tetras has what looks like white sores on it's body.

Does anyone know what it could be. I took a photo but it's not great.

It's not specs, but more like sores. So I don't think...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-06-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By isonychia
It's the Eco-complete that smells like rotten...

It's the Eco-complete that smells like rotten eggs. When I bought my first bags I called the company and they said it was normal.

Water changes will reduce the smell.

Iso
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-03-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
What is "extended black water conditions" ? ...

What is "extended black water conditions" ?

Iso
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-03-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
Will, thanks. I was attempting to add to my...

Will, thanks.

I was attempting to add to my plant mass by trimming the stems. I would replant the tops and then the trimmed stems would sprout multiple side shoots. The problem is they do not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
Yeah that was my fault. I read it wrong. The...

Yeah that was my fault. I read it wrong. The plants have been in the tank since about October. Some are newer that I planted from my emersed grow out tanks. Some of the LA stems are from November or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
houseofcards, I assume you are asking about the...

houseofcards, I assume you are asking about the stem plants, Limnophila Aromatica. I removed the anacharis on the right side.

The Limnophila Aromatica vary in length. Some are tops I replanted...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
I did have decent growth for a while. Not super...

I did have decent growth for a while. Not super fast, but what I assume to be decent. Now if I get 15% new growth, I am trimming 10% BBA infected leaves. So it feels like it's become stagnant in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
This is mentioned on the water site, but I don't...

This is mentioned on the water site, but I don't know how it relates to KH/GH.

"Water hardness in our service area is 14 grains or 250ppm"

When I did the tests, it took 24 drops to get the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
I posted my calcium and magnesium concentrations....

I posted my calcium and magnesium concentrations. Does that help clarify things?

Iso
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
So you are suggesting my dKH11 is too high (hard)...

So you are suggesting my dKH11 is too high (hard) to grow some of these plants that I keep?

Limnophila Aromatica, Monte Carlo, Blyxa Japonica, S Repens, Fissidens Fontanus, mini pellia

Is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
Edward, I forgot to add the water quality report....

Edward, I forgot to add the water quality report.

Here it is. It's the Ridgewood report on page 3.

http://mods.ridgewoodnj.net/pdf/water/Ridgewood2015CCR.pdf

I don't know what you mean by...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
Edward, I do not have a water softener. Here...

Edward, I do not have a water softener.

Here is my water report. My supply is on page 3 of the PDF, (Ridgewood).

I had to call concerning the Calcium and Magnesium, it was:
Calcium: 54ppm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,683
Posted By isonychia
Thanks houseofcards, I reduced my photo...

Thanks houseofcards,

I reduced my photo period to 7 hours and decided 60 PAR was a good number to go with. Not sure if that is a wise choice.

I will keep up with the maintenance and get some...
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