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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    It's been 3 years now with planted tanks, and it is getting exhausting and frustrating. My discus, frontosa, cichlid tanks, and my koi ponds are all doing great, but this planted stuff is more difficult than saltwater, in my opinion. I used to think discus were hard, now they are easy once I...
  2. Algae
    My tank has recently, and rather quickly, accumulated various types of algae. I have green spot algae, what I believe is black beard algae, and probably hair algae. The last two happened within the last week, the GSA has been a problem for a while. Parameters of my 15 gal Ammonia: 0 pH: 7...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi all, I know there are numerous threads that exist on BBA, how to cure it, causes, etc. I'm relatively new to the hobby, but I have educated myself extensively on it. Here's my dilemma: When I first set up my tank, I didn't know what I was doing at all. What started as a small, single patch...
  4. Algae
    Hello Prof's :D I have planted tank been established for 2 months all plants look healthy almost and the growth rate is good as well. I have noticed that the BBA start growing on the plants' leafs I don't I know I think the reason is unbalanced of ( Co2 & light & fertilizer ) can someone...
  5. Algae
    Hey guys, Long time lurker, first time poster. I recently obtained a 75g and I am super excited to start it. I am planning on doing BDBS for substrate. I currently have Fluval Stratum and sand in my 30g planted. I would like to use this as a base for my new 75g to establish beneficial...
  6. Algae
    This tank has become an ongoing problem (headache!) because of reoccurring BBA. It is so ugly. Im thinking it is time to just tear it down and start over. New substrate, most plants tossed and other plants treated with H2O. I have read and listened to various opinions on this forum regarding...
  7. Algae
    Hello! Context: 50 gallon, CO2 injected tank Ph (7.0 to 6.5 range), Aquarium Co-Op Easy Green, Seachem Tabs.... I've no idea how to usefully report how much light my tank is getting. But if a responder asks I'll try.... My question: I have what appears to be black stains on the leaves left...
  8. Algae
    all of a sudden this showed up in my 75 gallon. looks like little green specks, about the size of a qtip tip. should i remove it or is it a good moss/algae by chance?
  9. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone! I was a lurker in this forum a while back just didn't post here, like, at all. So here's this little box of wonders that has been with me for almost a decade. When i was in standard 5, i can across a book-Ultimate Aquarium by Gina Sandford. I was enthralled by the contents of...
  10. Plants
    Help please? I've am so confused about my CO2 and Ph levels in my 65 gal planted tank. The more I read the more confused I get. My Ph is a natural 7.8 from the tap and in my tank. I have be injecting CO2 for about 2 yrs now and still can't get it right. I just purchased a CO2...
  11. Algae
    Thought I should post it here as in my journal I don't reach everyone. IMO this is a very simple, cheap but effective method to keep the tank clean as possible. To much can organic waste can trigger algae like BBA (which we all hate don't we). Items needed: Turkey baster Hose (I use a 9/12...
  12. Algae
    Hello there I have had issues with BBA for quite some time and i have tested various methods to get rid of it. I Finally got rid of it using the method i explain in the video! https://youtu.be/rqMM13iMJ7Y Hope this helps you to get rid of you BBA!
  13. WTB/RAOK
    I need help in San Antonio, Texas with (and want to hire someone for) my 150 gallon freshwater planted goldfish aquarium which has lots of anubius (giant to micro) and mopani wood and an overgrowth of black brush algae. The aquarium itself is crystal clear - it's the plants and wood that are...
  14. Algae
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zs9yIPc4bEW71tMwvO5Xoe1puqWXIdZnjw https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mR85ihuNVb_uwj-CHIaMaaJscgzgQoSfCw https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QPcq_YxHnwTaAv6x2QqNO0nynxLmg4I3gQ' Tank pictures Okay first off my specs: 5 gallon 10 inch finnex planted plus fluval...
  15. Algae
    I have been battling GHA e for a few months, but with reduced light intensity and changes to fert dosage I am now faced with GSA as well as BBA sadly. I feel this is down to my fert dosing, which I feel like i have never got to the point where I was dosing enough for my tank. Rotala SP Green...
  16. Algae
    Question for anyone experienced with the subject: My decorative rocks are starting to grow a lot of BBA again. Normally I just pull the rocks, put them in a bucket and dribble some Excel all over them, let sit for about 10 minutes then rinse and put back into the aquarium; BBA turns gray and...
  17. Algae
    Let me start by saying I am pretty new to this hobby. I currently have one 55 gallon aquarium stocked with 2 amazon swords, 1 rosette sword, 2 dwarf rotala and a wisteria as well as a Raphael catfish, 2 very small bristle nose plecos, 1 angel fish, 1 black ghost knife, 1 paradise gourami, 2 cory...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm having a couple issues becoming more noticeable in my tank that I would like to stop. 1st is BBA... it's not bad, but annoying and probably a sign something is off. 2nd is plant health problems, specifically holes/yellowing of old growth. First, let's get all this out of the way: 75...
  19. Fish
    https://youtu.be/frDm_MIxNxg I was blessed to find some good SAE's at Petsmart. They were labeled as Siamese flying foxes. After some study, turns out there are multiple levels you have to look at to get a good SAE. First level is: 1. No sucker mouth 2. The Black stripe has to extend into the...
  20. Algae
    Hello, So, I have a black beard algae infestation. It's all over my anubias plants and my rocks. It started around the time that I changed my lighting to LED's and also around the same time I dosed my tank with Leaf Zone, so idk if that threw off the water chemistry. Anyway, I recently read...
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