As many of you know I started thread with my Mini M a while back.
Well believe it or not I finally planted it exactly 7 days ago. 1st couple days looked ok. But ever since I set up my DIY Co2 it's been a PITA to me.
Anyways right now my tank is in the hospital with a mild Flu case!
I have what I think is String algea everywhere. Wood, glass, Moss. The Moss is doing the worse right now. It is Java Moss and it is pretty much brown and not growing at all! After reading some more I found that Mosses don't favor High lighted unless in the correct conditions.
Well basically this take to what I feel is not a very balanced tank and thats why I am having problems.
Anyways onto the CO2 difficulty.
I bought 6 nano diffusors a long time ago in a deal on ebay with Aquamagic.
I have one of the diffusors on my 2.5g and it seems to work ok!
This tank has the java moss tree and grows great!
Now after making all different type of fixes to my DIY CO2 like, fixing all the leaks in the bottle cap and making the hose fit in.
I have been noticing how water leaks in through the diffuson piece about 1 minute after installing it. I know as a fact it's from the diffusor piece as I tested it on all them and you can see water slowly come through it and go down into the glass U part.
So my question is this oppose to happen? Or is this a result of a junky diffusor? All 6 of them do this. I have no idea what I can do to fix this as I don't know if I need to buy a better one or maybe I don't have enough pressure comeing through. Also is there any correct way to setting DIY CO2.
Here what I do:
1. Fill bottle 1/2 with sugar.
2. 1.5 teaspoons of yeast.
3. Add water.
4. mixup the sugar and yeast inside bottle so it isn't like a layer of yeast sitting ontop of the sugar.
5. Connect hoses.
6. Now connect to the diffusor itself.
Am I doing something wrong?
Hopefully I can resolve this by tommorrow as for the last 2 days it has been a rocky road.
Also for lighting. I ussually turn the lights on at 6:30Am then I come up stairs and turn them off at around 10:00Pm
Are thiese lighting
I have been doing this with my 2.5g and it has been doing wonderfully the last couple months! No algea or problems. I really believe that this tank is very stable as it has matured.
Thanks in advance.