Truly gorgeous tank. What grade/grit of blasting sand did you use for your substrate?
Thanks. Its 20/40 med grit. I'd try the course version but my local Tractor Supply only ever has the fine and medium
, a little off topic, but have you ever encountered cyano? If so, how did you treat it?
Never had a huge problem with it but Ive had some here and there. Usually when a tank is in its first few months. A direct spray of peroxide is very effective at killing it. But then it comes right back until the root cause is fixed.
Manually remove whatever you can. If its on the substrate you can siphon it up using just the tubing from a regular gravel vac, take the big pipe off and use the 3/8" tubing.
Turn the flow off and spray it with peroxide. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes and turn the flow back on. May need to do it every day for a few days.
Im not sure what causes it exactly. Thats just what I do and it usually goes away
Tank is breathtaking Burr! Im in the process of setting up my 125 gallon at 6ft. Would your light be a good one to consider? Im having trouble deciding on what to do.
Your substrate is pristine looking. I have always had issues with root feeding plants like crypts and swords with sand. I know you dont have any of these plants, but to you add root tabs at all? Looks like most are water column feeders if Im not mistaken.
Last question. What brand of black diamond blasting sand did you use? Does it normally have those specs of red in it? Thanks for any and all help!! :grin2::grin2:
This light is 48" long, not sure it'd be good on a 6' tank unless you want really low light on the ends.
You might look into sb reef lights, box type leds. There are some Chinese knock off versions that apparently work just as well. Ive never tried any of them, just from reading others.
I do use Osmocote+ sparingly. Single balls around some things, just put a few under the lagenandras.
Here's a thread with some swords and crypts in sand, both with and without O+
Swords grew faster is about the only difference.
Yeah there's some red/brown specs in the bdbs, cant really see it except in close up shots.
'Black diamond' is the brand name, blasting sand is what it is. Tractor Supply carries it. There's another brand called Black Beauty though Im not sure where to get it.