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Forum: Algae   02-04-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Dannyul
Hi Chad, Yeah that's diatom algae for sure....

Hi Chad,

Yeah that's diatom algae for sure. It is an algae that is highly common in newly set up planted tanks and can be a bit of an eyesore especially when it gets out of hand. Although saying...
Forum: Algae   01-29-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Dannyul
Hello, I understand your frustration. ...

Hello,

I understand your frustration.

The brown algae that you currently are experiencing in your planted tank is called Diatoms. This sort of algae tends to appear in newly set up planted...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Dannyul
Yeah moss looks good on driftwood but is a good...

Yeah moss looks good on driftwood but is a good dirt collector so it'll need maintaining often. Amano shrimps / Red cherry shrimps are your friend. Shrimps love moss too!

Recommendation of plants...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-21-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Dannyul
It's nice to hear that you are getting into the...

It's nice to hear that you are getting into the whole planted tank and aquascaping side of things!

I would personally add a bit more driftwood and also lower it a bit so it's not standing right...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Dannyul
Yeah just push the fertiliser tablets down as far...

Yeah just push the fertiliser tablets down as far as you can. As long as you can't visibly see them then you are perfectly fine.
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, If it's quite bad and there's a...

Hi there,

If it's quite bad and there's a lot of the filamentous algae then it could require manual intervention.

If you have an old toothbrush with soft bristles, then you can 'brush' the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, You could just opt to dose...

Hi there,

You could just opt to dose fertilisers using the EI method - that way you won't have to worry about nutrient deficiencies and thus saving a lot of money on buying test kits.

I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-19-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Dannyul
Bacteria in the actual tank is extremely minimal...

Bacteria in the actual tank is extremely minimal in regards to the amount of bacteria being established in the filter. Although I would put some of the gravel into a nylon bag or equivalent and leave...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, You can definitely save this for...

Hi there,

You can definitely save this for sure! Although the easiest way is to rip it all out and start again, but this is also the expensive way.

Let's start with your hairgrass - grab an...
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, I always say to people to go for...

Hi there,

I always say to people to go for the biggest filter that they are able to purchase. By the term 'biggest', I mean the one with the greatest flow rate. The general idea for planted tanks...
Forum: Plants   01-19-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Dannyul
Definitely a Vallis' type.

Definitely a Vallis' type.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Dannyul
Hello, No that chart is nowhere near the...

Hello,

No that chart is nowhere near the standard set by EI dosing. In fact, it seems that the chart is telling you to dose a lot less than the EI way. In terms of excessive nutrients, dosing a...
Forum: Plants   01-19-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, Yes I agree with you on that it's...

Hi there,

Yes I agree with you on that it's a good idea for you to start EI dosing with dry ferts. If you search for 'EI dosing calculator' then that will give you the amounts of powder and water...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-19-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Dannyul
I only tend to rescape if I get hit by a massive...

I only tend to rescape if I get hit by a massive algae issue although this has been very minimal.

I know a lot of people rescape when they get bored of the current layout or they've left the tank...
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, That is enough light but only the...

Hi there,

That is enough light but only the plants can tell you for definite. It's one of those trial and error things that you'll have to play with for a few weeks.. maybe months.

As long as...
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Dannyul
Hi there, It could quite possibly be...

Hi there,

It could quite possibly be cross-contamination. Something got into the drop check to influence / change the colour of the solution. As long as you are using the correct solution then...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Dannyul
Hello, Algae tends to overrun tanks when...

Hello,

Algae tends to overrun tanks when the balance between CO2, light and fertiliser is out of whack. It seems to me that the plant mass you have in the tank is rather minimal. To reduce the...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dannyul
Hello, It's always disappointing when...

Hello,

It's always disappointing when someone gets their tank and plants covered in that nuisance algae but there are ways to minimise the chances of developing a major outbreak. Although we...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Dannyul
Re-scaping with new plants - do I continue EI dosing or rest?

Hello,

I have decided to completely rescape my 180L planted tank to achieve a more Iwagumi style tank with Baltic Rock and all-green plants such as P. Helferi, Glosso and Eleo.

This also means...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-24-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Dannyul
I suppose there's only one way to find out! ...

I suppose there's only one way to find out!

I have ordered a typical 'GH booster' as a dry powder (much cheaper than buying pre-made solutions) and I'll give it a go. If there's a visual and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Dannyul
A water report for my local water supply was...

A water report for my local water supply was provided to me indicating the ppm for Calcium and Magnesium :)
Forum: Aquascaping   06-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Dannyul
Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking of...

Thanks for the advice.

I'm thinking of adding another piece of bogwood to the other side of the tank to try and restore the balance? But in my opinion, as well as a few others, it does look...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Dannyul
I take it Seachem Equilibirum is a good all-round...

I take it Seachem Equilibirum is a good all-round product to use to boost GH and therefore Mg and Ca conc?
Forum: Aquascaping   06-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Dannyul
After a few suggestions regarding the placement...

After a few suggestions regarding the placement of the bogwood in the tank, I have rearranged to give height on one side of the tank. See below..

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What are your thoughts on the...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Dannyul
I can understand where you are coming from but I...

I can understand where you are coming from but I dose fertiliser (both macro and micro) using EI method so there is more than enough nutrients. CO2 is at a constant rate where the drop checker is...
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