Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Western Montana
how much excel would be advisable with vals? I've read they don't react well to it.
kinda having a bad day with this tank...I now have green fuzz on the val leaves,hair algae in the flowing return water from the filter,I added 4 otos wednesday,2 were dead today and tail rot on the other 2.I cut the photo period to 7 hours,and put in a piece of anacharis.checked the water,0 ammonia,0 nitrite and 5 ppm nitrate.
starting to think these might not be Jungle val.they seem to get about 8-10 inches tall and stop.One of the stalled runners shot off a plant that's now almost as big as the others.the leaves on these are only 1/4 inch wide,and out of 30 or so,there's only 2 leaves that are 12 inches long,rest are 8 to 10.
Also,I put the eco complete in a 5 gallon tank,cycled it,and have detritus worms
crawling up the glass in it as well,I wonder if they or their eggs are in that stuff? I have never seen those before.
MTS? no,I just need one more tank...