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Anyone else had this problem when using seaview gel? Been set up for weeks and then one day I ended up with this. the back ground went on really nice, hardly any air bubbles at all.
Any tips or remedies to fix this bearing in mind tank if full set up and running
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If your background material had ANY curve to it at all when you applied it, you're probably going to get this from time to time. Seaview is a very weak, temporary adhesive, so that little bit of tension can lead to this over time.

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I've just found this out, tried pulling the back ground tight to see if bubble would disperse and it spread even worse 🤦‍♂️.slowly losing patience with this already, plants going brown and seem to be falling to bits now this.nothing going right!!!!
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Hmm, well, there's an alternative to sea-view. But it's going to be messier. I use petroleum jelly. Just get a big jar of vaseline and go to town. Removal of excess is going to be huge pita though as vaseline is not easily removed so I've got messy borders for a while now. But, I'll tell you what, my background ain't coming off.

I've heard of people using oil too.

But most people here circumvent this whole mess by spray painting or using window film. Especially since if it's just a black background ...


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Think I'm just going to drain half tank down so it's a bit lighter to move off the wall ,get a roller brush and paint it black.thanks for the replies.
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How old is the tank? You will always have a small plant die off, on newly brought plants. They are generally grown emersed, so will take a few weeks to adjust to being underwater. Are you using ferts? How far away is your light source? All this can affect the plant.
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Think I'm just going to drain half tank down so it's a bit lighter to move off the wall ,get a roller brush and paint it black.thanks for the replies.
I gave up and did the same thing when I tried Seaview before. It's a good move.

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Tank has been running 6 weeks but gradually adding more plants each week.the melting plants are the hygrophylia siamenses 53b which I though t there fool proof. Tank dimensions 100x40x45 so light not far away from plants.flourish advance,JBL ferropol and easy carbo.my co2 system gets delivered tomorrow .looking at getting the evolution aqua complete plant food or the TNC complete liquid.any recommendations?
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I'm using seachem flourish, potassium, Excel, advance and prime and having really good results. Same as you I'll be ordering JBL m502 system tomorrow so should be here fri. Love Amazon prime lol.

Apart from having a small algea bloom atm everything is growing super well, actually alot better then I thought without co2 I'll add some pics to show the growth of 3 weeks

3 weeks difference, but I have added some moss and taken out about 6 big handfuls of frogbit
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Nice, can clearly see the difference. Filled out nicely.hopefully with the co2 will see even more.

This is mine.added some s repens along the front right and some sag subulata in the right corner and at the end of the root.got some ludwigia palustris on order aswell for the back center.can see the hygrophylia behind the left rock which I'm having the problem with.
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Do you have black shrimp? And it might just be the adjustment period. The ferts your doesing, do they have potassium in? As soon as I started adding it into mine it really helped out. Also are you full doesing or half? Pretty sure saw online to half does for few weeks. ( Can't remember where ) but this helps the plants to adjust to having all the extra nutrients going into the tank. Just thinking outloud
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No ive not seen the half dose first mentioned before.maybe a good idea to try.no to the other question aswell.got 5 amanos and 2 ottos in there + Several black phantoms from my nano tank. May I ask why about the black shrimp?
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Just haven't seen a huge amount of tanks with black shrimp, think there really cool. I would like to get some myself but there priced at ( from online source ) 15-20 each. As I'm still new to keeping shrimp I don't want to take the chance with more expensive ones yet.
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