Plants look to have food and fish waste on them - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kalispell, Mt
Posts: 81
Send a message via Yahoo to books421
Plants look to have food and fish waste on them

What do I need to do to keep the plants looking cleaner?
Increase water flow??
?????
books421 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
flight50's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: dfw
Posts: 1,402
Powerheads can definitely help here. What are your feeding habits. Are you overfeeding, is it once or twice a day, etc. Whats your bioload and for what size tank is this.

Eheim Pimp #509
Finnex Club Member #31
The Fraternity of Dirt #146

Builds -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
flight50 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Bettatail's Avatar
 
PTrader: (90/98%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Posts: 2,901
get a small school of flight50's favorite fish...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Canon Pimp Club #17
Bettatail is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PlantedRich's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 12,356
If you having food sticking to plants there may be two problems. One is obvious overfeeding if the fish don't find the food and eat it. It then becomes an extra load on the bio- filtering. The second is why it sticks to the plants. Is there a layer of algae forming for it to stick and stay?
PlantedRich is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Suriname
Posts: 492
Can you describe better what it is your seeing? Also what have you got in the way of water flow and filtration devices? How many and what kind of fish? What is your substrate?
Steve002 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 11,721
Brown algae, aka Diatoms might also look like debris on the leaves.
Otos eat this, and can keep the leaves clean.

Ditto the others: if it really is fish food, then why are not the fish eating it? Adding too much?
Diana is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
lochaber's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 2,317
I've found snails to be fairly helpful for keeping leaves and such swept clean.

A lot of people don't like them though, but I don't mind them, and they seem to keep the tank a bit neater then it would be otherwise.
lochaber is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome