What is going wrong here? Overdue update!
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Algae

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
Posts: 9
Default What is going wrong here? Overdue update!

Update: Watch the video in 1080p, much better!
This is just an update on my tank. after setting up this tank in december 2012, I ran into diatoms algae and then green soup. After using a uv filter for about a week the tank cleared up. This iswhat it looks like now after a few months of running with no problems. I added the oto's to help clean up the brown algae. they are doing a great job!
Mr Aqua 33.6
Finnex ray 2 24"
Flourish ferts
Flourish sub
Fluval 305
topfin powerhead
Harlequin Rasbora
hair grass

Hello, all. I need some help understanding what is going on with my tank..I cant seem to keep the water clear. the only time I have clear water is after a 50% water change and only last a day or two then everything starts to turn green.

I started with a fish less cycle and that lasted all most two months. So the tank is about 3 months old now..

Tank info below:

Mr Aqua 33.6 24x18x18
one t5ho 24w 20" above substrate for 10hrs
two 36w compact 20" above substrate for 10hrs
injected co2
fluval 305
Flourite Black Sand

10 harlen rasboras
4 cherry shrimp
patches of HC
Giant hair grass
a few other plants i cant remember the names.

ammona 0ppm
nitrite 0ppm
nitrate 10ppm
ph 6.5
co2 drop checker is yellow/lime green

I dose seachem ferts (Flourish,Flourish Iron,Flourish Phosphorus,Flourish Nitrogen,Flourish Potassium, Flourish Excel, and 5 Flourish tabs were inserted) I follow the seachem dosing guide for a 30 gal tank. 50% water change weekly.

Thanks for looking and I would love any ideas you may have. My cats would love to see water cleared up so they can get back to staring at the fishes..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_114722.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	54.8 KB
ID:	95602  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_114814.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	73.1 KB
ID:	95610  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_121913.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	59.7 KB
ID:	95618  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_114848.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	83.5 KB
ID:	95626  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_114954.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	95634  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_114911.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	70.3 KB
ID:	95642  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_121551.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	95650  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130227_121901.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	63.5 KB
ID:	95658  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130210_201947.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	84.2 KB
ID:	95666  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20130211_164959.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	116.0 KB
ID:	95674  

Last edited by Digital1; 07-30-2013 at 12:40 AM.. Reason: added more info
Digital1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Your Location. As precise as you feel comfortable with.
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, John and his friend Sally both spotted a dalmatian inside of a truck with sirens. The animal with John and Sally is a _ _ _?
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012