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Old 09-03-2013, 04:55 AM   #1
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40 Gallons of Pain




My 40 Breeder. Having trouble with thread algae at the moment and cannot get Rotala wallachii to grow.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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From the picture, It doesn't look like you're having any troubles at all. looks great.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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Looks great, what are the specs in terms of lighting? CO2?
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From the picture, It doesn't look like you're having any troubles at all. looks great.
Thanks. I just did a major cleaning. You can't really see the algae unless you're right up close.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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Looks great, what are the specs in terms of lighting? CO2?
Thanks. All specs:

-2x39W T5HO 8 hour photoperiod
-5 lb. pressurized, Red Sea regulator, Parker H3L needle valve set at 3, bazooka diffuser, on and off 1 hour before lights
-Aquatop 500 canister
-Turface substrate
-EI dosing

Plants-

Foreground
Blyxa japonica
Pogostemon helferi
Eleocharis belem

Midground
Bacopa caroliniana
Lindernia rotundifolia
Limnophila repens
Cryptocoryne beckettii
Myriophyllum tuberculatum
Lobelia cardinalis small
microsorum pteropus windelov

Background
Rotala wallachii (Dead)
Cryptocoryne balansae
Vallisneria americana
Limnophila aromatica
Ludwigia glandulosa
Rotala rotundifolia

Fish-

2 Nematobrycon palmeri
5 Corydorus trilineatus
6 otocinclus
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if thats pain, i want in.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:56 AM   #7
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Having trouble with thread algae at the moment.
Have you checked your nitrate levels? Imbalance of nitrates causes algae in my tank.
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