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Finally got my plants 3 weeks later than they should have been. Still need to get a sword for the right side and some stems for the back.

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Got a few more plants out in, but I'm battling some staghorn algae. It's only on old growth, not new, so I'm probably ok but I am adding some glut just to speed things along. I was afraid that I had a mini cycle going on, but I'm at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 10 ppm nitrate. I added some root tabs, and will probably start a low light EI weekly regimen soon.

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oh no, i hate staghorn! it's a pain to get rid of but good sign that it is only on the old growth



There's a bit of room under the stand, would you ever set up another smaller container with a heater in there to try and do automatic water changes or are you thinking about something else that can be scaled up on this "fish room"?

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oh no, i hate staghorn! it's a pain to get rid of but good sign that it is only on the old growth







There's a bit of room under the stand, would you ever set up another smaller container with a heater in there to try and do automatic water changes or are you thinking about something else that can be scaled up on this "fish room"?
It's a low tech tank, so getting it balanced will be a slow process. It looks like it's heading the right way, so I'm going to be patient. I'd like to get some stems in there soon to help too.

The plan is to setup an old rain barrel about 15 ft to the right of the tank. I have a float valve to keep the barrel filled and another for the sump. I bought a small pump to pump water to the floor drain. The sump will refill from the barrel. When the level drops in the barrel, it will refill. Hopefully, the barrel will allow for the water to warm and dechlorinate. Hopefully an auto water change will get rid of some of these tannins. They are making my light look way more yellow that I can stomach.

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I finally acquired some glutaraldehyde and started treating my tank to get rid of the staghorn. It started to turn red and appeared to be on its way out. I had to take a weekend trip to Michigan to clear out a storage unit and when I returned I found that there was still some algae left and that I had all but completely melted my val. I suppose I'll keep dosing the glut since if I am nuking the val, I may as well get rid of the algae. I'm hoping that it comes back. The corkscrew Val was growing and spreading quickly.

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Agreed, Preuss Pets is awesome....they're an hour+ away from me but every trip there is a treat
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Thanks for the recommendation, but due to the current pandemic, our trip was in and out.

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Not a problem. As soon as things return to "normal", you can bet I'll be at the front doors waiting for them to open the first Saturday I have the chance to visit.

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Things are going to return to normal?

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Whatever the new normal will look like. Sure. At least this has been a boon for the Aquarium hobby as a whole. One good thing at least.

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The staghorn algae appears gone and things have settled down. Hopefully the val will come back. In the meantime, I was able to add a sword, some rotala, a couple types of ludwigia, a tiger lotus and 3 angelfish.

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Haven't updated in awhile. I still haven't put together an auto water change system, but have managed to keep a regular water change schedule. I have started a weekly fertilizer regimen and my plants are all growing and spreading. Looks like my leopard val will recover, but the spiral val is gone. I put some in my shrimp tank (that doesn't have shrimp in it yet) that I will move back over to replace what I killed with glut. I thought my lights were underpowered, but my dwarf Sag is growing and spreading quickly, so I'm probably alright there. All in all, I am happy with how things are filling out and can't wait to see this tank in a few months. I have some rotala planted behind the Balsanae that should provide a nice background once it takes off.

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