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    Maybe you need to reduce the light period? Are you putting more lumens onto the substrate also ?

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    Hi @Freddie

    I reduced lights to 6hours from 7 hours. I went from 2 10w led flood lights to the 2 t5's. I suspect I am putting down more lumens yes.

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    So light spectrum change and the extra light could mean that your existing plants all need to adapt - algae just adapts way faster.

    BTW some algae do better under some spectrum vs say plants - so that is something you should look into, what has changed, have I just made the perfect light unit for algae etc.

    So either add fast growing stems that might help to stabilize the tank or look further if you need all the light you have.

    It is hard to push growth - the higher you want that rate of growth the tighter the rope you need to walk.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks for the advice @Freddie. I Baugh some new plants last weekend and some anube nana yesterday. Do you think I should wait and see what happens, give the tank some time to adapt?

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    The more plant mass the better - well that is my story ;-)

    Don't forget to post your update pics ;-)

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    Thanks for the help @Freddie will post some pics over the weekend. I have so much plants in this 2ft that if they start growing in its going to be a jungle. I reduced the lights to 6 hours. So now we wait an see what happens.

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    Hi All

    Suppose its time for an update. Tank is doing ok. got a slight problem with green spot algae.
    I also picked up a potassium and iron deficiency. The plant leaves were/are curling and the new leaves seems to be Yellow.
    my Red plant is also going green/Yellow. I started to dose "Microbe lift bloom & grow potassium" and "Microbe lift bloom & grow Iron"
    The good news my Anubia Nana made a flower.


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    And the guys asking for food.

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    Its looking great @JDV!

    That is a nice beta but those swords are really beautiful too
     
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    Thanks @MariaS. Lol ya those swards are something else personality ish, you should see them fighting with the pleco for the algae waver.
    I gave them over the weekend bloodworm for the first time, it was Christmas in thank. They all looked like they were pregnant afterwords. :lol:
    They weirdest thing the Betta didn't bother with the Bloodworm. I had to give him some flakes to eat. Even the Pleaco went for the bloodworm
     
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    The tank looks very nice. Hopefully you are defrosting the blood worm in water first before adding to the tank. I dont recall exactly why its bad for fish to eat food that hasnt been defrosted - maybe someone else on the forum can help out?
     
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    @TheGrissom, Yip i did. lol I also know you are supposed to but not sure why.
     
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    Hello, I never heard of this always been doing it with mine, just throw it in and never has any issues with not defrosting bloodworms...
     
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    Looking nice @JDV sure your plants will become better, it takes a while to start noticing change though,,,,
     
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    Hi Guys

    Thought I should do a bit of an update. I am still battling GSA, other than that tank is doing good.

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    @JDV Plants are looing good, your polysperma looks unaffected. it seems it is only your ludwigia repens and most others plants, keep on spot dosing excel on those affected leaves or you could maybe trim them off. it will eventually go away....
     
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    Thanks @hviviers75 - lol yes the polysperma is growing bos, was thinking of timing it but can't bring my self to do I like the forest look for now.
    I was also thinking of removing the leaves with the GSA and see what happens. since the dosing I have not seen any GSA on the glass only on the plants.
     
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    Well it means the gsa is mostly gone as there is none on the glass anymore I would just cut off the few leaves, I would trim the polysperma and just replant it rahter....
     
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    Awesome thanks. Tell me how do I trim the polysperma?
     
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    Just cut about 2 mm off above the leaves and replant it again :) you need about 5cm at the bottom of the plant to replant it. Good luck...
     
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