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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Happy Monday everyone. I have a 55 gallon heavily planted tank that I'm having trouble finding balance in. It is moderately stocked (several nerite snails and two CAE) and I feed daily. Weekly water changes. Nitrate levels seem to be consistently very close to 0 (tested and confirmed with...
  2. Low Tech Forum
    Tank Setup: Two and half months ago I set up my first planted aquarium. It is a 20 gallon long tank with a Finnex Planted Plus LED light. For filtration, I am using 2 Aqua Clear HOB filters (30g and 50g filters). I used Eco-Complete soil along with a layer of ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil on top. I...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've been regularly dosing my low tech planted tank (no CO2) with fertilizers twice weekly, and Excel daily for the last 2 years. Several times when going away for vacation for perhaps 4 days I've had to miss the daily Excel dosing - but obviously all the other ferts remain in the water column...
  4. 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...
  5. Plants
    Hi all, I have been battling a bad case of BBA for the last two months or so. Last week, I decided to completely remove all the plants, spray/soak in hydrogen peroxide, and replant in new substrate (eco-complete). I also decided to do a week of Excel, to try to knock out any remaining algae. I...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have a 10 gal tank with 8 gal of water, doing EI fert dosing, what is the maximum amount of Excel I can dose daily? Could I do 8ml of Excel daily to try and increase CO2 as much as possible? I'm hoping to max my CO2 without doing a pressurized or diy CO2 system.
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Greetings, This is my first post but I do read a lot. Apologizes if this has been covered before. I tried searching but didn't find anything that pertained to this specialized cost comparison that was current. I also hope it's in the right sub-forum. Thank you in advance :wink2: My question...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    I want to rescape my 5.5g with finer-leafed plants for better scale, but I am in love with my Ludwigia sp Red. Are there any equally bright red plants with finer leaves that can tolerate excel? I'm hoping for some form of rotala, but from what I understand, they don't like excel very much. Are...
  9. Algae
    I've got some hair/thread like algae that's been gradually growing on some of my driftwood, broad plants leaves and even my substrate. I've changed around a few things in my tank recently and it actually so far seems to have stopped growing and getting worse, but what is there won't go away...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So I need some help from the experts. 55 gallon moderately planted tank needs some love. Tank parameters are: Substrate:dirt with 2.5 pounds of clay mixed in and capped with fluorite Lighting:current satellite plus led 4 on/4 off/4 on/12 off Penn plax 1200 canister filter Ph:8.0 Temp:78 F...
  11. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have never used Excel but intend to for better plant growth, as a source of carbon, giving the plants a boost. I will not be overdosing it which people do for killing algae. I will not be using CO2. Could you please answer these questions for me. I will admit I am a bit scared of using it...
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello all, Read up on this a little, but I still cant decide if this goop at the bottom of my (CSM+B) + (A little excel) + (DI Water) -> Stock solution Is precipitate or a mold. Can you guys take a look at the attached picture and offer your opinions on the matter? Thank you in advance, Jay
  13. Algae
    I plan on doing the one two punch (h2o2/excel) tonight and then starting a 3-day blackout to remove some rhizoclonium. Will any of my fauna have issues with the h2o2/high excel? -Dwarf puffers -Amano Shrimp -Oto -Red Cherry Shrimp I've seen others reporting on all of them being safe except...
  14. Planted Nano Tanks
    This tank was a long time coming. I had a 2.5g for the longest time because I didn't want to pay $30 for a 5.5g kit (which is all the LFS carries) when a 10g cost $13. A few months ago, in preparation for moving from a house to my current apartment, I bit the bullet and got the 5.5g. I wish I...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    hi all i have a 26 gallons (100L) and have some BBA on the substract and in some leaves. i have about 10 ottos, 10 amano´s, 5 Styphodon Ornatus and a pair of Ramirezzis, have other ones but this were my most sensitive fish. This is my plants: Cryptocoryne Green Anubia sp. "Petite"...
  16. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hey folks, I have spent many hours reading through forums and various helpful websites about planted aquariums, but I am a fairly recent aquarium owner, and my lack of experience makes it difficult for me to figure out the problem I am having in my 3 gallon tank. My BF and I attempted a DSM...
  17. Tank Journals
    Hello All, this is my first ever time writing anything on this site. I am very excited, no more yahoo answers haha. I am in need of some advice, I think I have made a mistake. This tank setup was originally going to be a 75 gal overflowing into a 29 gal into a 40 gal and finally into a 10 gal...
  18. Algae
    My office tank gets a four hour blast of sunlight daily. The temperature would swing from low 70's on the week days (thanks to the AC) to mid 80's on the weekend (when the AC was off). The tank was over run with algae to the point I thought about shutting it down. I tried CO2, algae removing...
  19. Algae
    I'm noticing the stuff on my plants in my 75 gallon tank. This is my first time "experimenting" with aquarium plants. I have Water Wisteria and I forget the name of the other plant. I plan to grow other Medium/High Light plants in the future. Just trying to get my feet wet with these since I...
  20. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello! This is my first post here. Finally taking the plung into planted tanks. I have a 10 Gallon tank that I want to make into a planted tank for my bedroom. I plan to start with Water Wisteria and eventually a Christmas Moss Carpet. These seem to be beginner friendly. Just until I learn more...
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