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Old 04-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #61
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On the bright side your green water is gone.... If you don't mind algae, I'll be glad to share my HC. The tank looks like it is improving already. Your dogs are very cute! Any more fish deaths?
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #62
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sorry about losing all those plants i know how devastating that can be.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:12 PM   #63
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no problem. moss always seems to be easy for me. keep us updated

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:06 AM   #64
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green water is back. i will be doing a water change tomorrow. can;t seem to get my ammonia back to zero. ordering an eheim 2215 on wednesday if i can;t find one in the sns used. should help with flow/bioload problems.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:47 PM   #65
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On the bright side your green water is gone.... If you don't mind algae, I'll be glad to share my HC. The tank looks like it is improving already. Your dogs are very cute! Any more fish deaths?
no more fish deaths. i think i'm going to fill in the open space with c. parva, and maybe try my hand at a few more erios like i had before now that i know why they died and how to avoid the same situation. but thank you for the offer.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:21 PM   #66
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new plan of attack to try and get the green water under control. i am going to only run one bulb for now, probably the pinkish tinted one. i am going to increase my co2 slightly, and do a 50% wc. after the wc, i'm going to add some api stress zyme to boost the bio bacteria. also ordering an eheim 2215 tomorrow. the black out did not work, so i'm changing tactics and trying to outsmart this green water. oh how i miss the clean, crystal clear water i had before going planted lol.

also, im going to prod my pfs/mts to see if it is leeching ammonia...

wish me luck. i have a few more pics to add tonight.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:01 AM   #67
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here are some updated pics. still fighting green water. buying an eheim 2215 from big als online for 105 shipped tomorrow morning.

discus getting better looking, also green water problem...


draining a lot of water...


after the huge water change...
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:46 PM   #68
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it looks better witht he water change. i wonder what is causing your green water? green water seems so strange since it has never happened to me. more filtration cant be a bad thing. hopefully that will help it. your discus looks so cute... "geez dad how come i have to live in this green stuff.." LOL

other then that tho everything looks as tho its filling in nicely.

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #69
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greenwater can occur from an ammonia spike.
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #70
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I battled green water for some time in my 125g (look at my journal). The easiest fix was to install a UV sterilizer. In less than a week I was crystal clear. I don't leave i plugged in at all times, but use it if the water gets cloudy.

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:15 AM   #71
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i used to have a submersible uv but didn't like it and sold it. i don't really have the cash for another one. most of my money is being saved to move in august/buy furniture (i think a 4'x2'x2' 120g tank is furniture also). i think i am going to do an inline uv on that tank, and have it set up to be able to flow into the uv when i need it but bypass it when i don't. i plan on running two canisters on it, one with the uv bypass and a cerges reactor, the other with an inline heater.

i'm hoping my current strategy will help get rid of this green water.

and my new eheim 2215 will be here on monday!

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Old 04-29-2011, 02:56 AM   #72
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got my eheim last monday and set it up.

still have an ammonia reading of .25 ppm as of yesterday. gonna check again tomorrow.

i seeded the eheim with some of the lava rock from my whisper, and both filter are currently running. i have ridiculous flow right now lol.

i will be doing a 3 day blackout soon, after the ammonia is under control. all my plants that survived have taken root and are doing good now. my limnophila aromatica has two side shoots ready to be trimmed/replanted.i still need a green background plant, and i want to get 2-3 erios to put in the open space between the walkerii and parva.

btw, my walkerii is awesome. i am the champ at growing it. its taller than my wendtiis!

here are a few pics of my new eheim (completely silent, if it wasn;t for the water flow out of the spray bar, i'd swear it wasn;t even running) i used all the media that came with the filter...



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Old 04-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #73
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i've got a crypt nurii adult plant being shipped on monday. my nurii 'pahang mutated' is not really doing well in my tank. i was thinking of trying to grow it emersed. i don;t think it is dead, but it does only have one little leaf.

the adult nurii is from a submersed setup.

about to check my ammonia and if its zero, i'm going to blackout for 3 days. then i should have this greenwater under control. finally.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:24 PM   #74
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That discus is good looking. You are making me want to get some. Looks like the green water is improving.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:32 AM   #75
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ill have a better update after the blackout and receiving my nurii adult plant. tuesday or thursday.

the discus is looking great, ill try to get an awesome pic of him soon. i can't wait to get my 120 in august. i plan on getting a 55 to grow them out in. bear bottom, power growing method. i hope to have some show stopping discus for the 120...
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