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  1. Algae
    Hey all, My 10 gallon CPD breeder tank (with some Cherry Shrimp) has in the last couple of weeks experienced an algae bloom. Water parameters seem normal and I didn't see any spikes in these last 2 weeks. Water parameters: Am - 0 NO2 - 0 N03 - ~10 (maybe <5) Ph - 8.2/8.4 Gh - 7 Kh - 2/3 TDS...
  2. Algae
    Hi All, so I'm plagued with an issue I've never run across in my time of aquariums. I have a tank that is quite well established, was set-up around September last year (DSM, which I had to cut short due to fungus/mould). I had a auto dosing pump for EI which failed when I was on holidays and...
  3. Algae
    PEOPLE THE GODS HAVE ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS! So I was having problems with cladophora algea for about a year and I tried everythinnnnng to stop it. Even bleach, but nothing was good enough. Until one day I'm taking inventory of all my aquarium supplements and I find this bottle of API Algeafix. I...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    G'day, Last Sunday I emptied my tank into a bucket, fish and all, then replaced my substrate. It was river sand capped with 3mm pebbles, I changed it to 1 part peat moss, 3 parts laterite and capped with the old river sand I had removed. I then filled and vacuumed the tank dry 4 times...
  5. Algae
    Hi, My 1 month old tank is going through a minor algae bloom. The water turned a subtle green last week. My 120G is stuffed with crypts, ferns, swords, vals and bacopa. I upped the co2 and added some new plants today (camboba and red ludwigia). I didn't reduce my lighting because I only...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I have what I believe to be a baterial bloom in my 29 gallon tank. It has been going on for 2-3 weeks now and it is now just starting to look a little better. It still though pretty cloudy. Does anybody know of ways to help speed up the process? I have used a UV sterilizer, multiple large water...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Thank you for reading this, I had a 4 month old fully cycled 55 gallon aquarium (using Dr. Tim’s One and Only Nit. Bac.) and we decided to upgrade to a bigger one (180 gallons) we used Diana Walstad’s method, about an inch of organic topsoil with no additives, no fertilizers and no surfactants...
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