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Cool Lilhelper's 55g Plexiglass Planted Aquarium Journal

Since I don't know anything. here are just pictures.

I have a lot of diatoms in the tank right now, have no idea to get rid of them so I have been just scrapping them off with an algae scraper.

I also have a DIY co2 reactor. It's really efficient.

Please don't mind the plants that are attached to one of the filter intakes, they are soo hard to plant.

Excited to see how it all turns out. some of the plants have been in there for a couple of months and most are pretty new. I have some Java, and flame moss.
Some Ludwidgia, Java Ferm, Narrow Leaf, Crypts, Wisteria, and some other things that i do not remember, or have no idea what they are.
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The diatoms should go away on their own.. unless you have excess silicates in your water. What did you use for your substrate?
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The diatoms should go away on their own.. unless you have excess silicates in your water. What did you use for your substrate?
Just regular pea gravel.
Does that stuff have a lot of silica in it?
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keep up with yoru water changes !! take OUT 50% of your water every week !! then add more plants to compete with that algea. You could have a bery nice tank , read others journals see what and how they do thier tank, take notes... good start , build it up !!
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Pea gravel shouldn't be too bad. Keep up with water changes like Spiralin suggested and it should help to clear it up. Is this a newly established tank, or has it been running like this for a while?
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I just got some Hemianthus Baby tear plant.
I am happppppyyy i just hope it will live.
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