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Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 14, 2017.

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What fish should i put in the tank?

  1. Neon tetra

    22 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. Shrimp

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. micro-Rosbara

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    17.4%
  4. pencil fish

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    13.0%
  5. glo-light tetra

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    10.9%
  6. bottom dwellers

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  1. MariaS

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    @Innocent159 said it was insulation material that causes itching.. that's not filter floss sold at the LFS

    probably 90% of ALL insulation material contains fibreglass and if it makes you itch which the filter floss you have there doesn't, then it contains fibreglass
     
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  3. Hendre

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    I get it already.

    Don't beat a dead horse
     
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    Oh Im sure you still alive or it sounds like it, we wouldn't want to see you dead!!!
     
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    I got the point the first time thanks.
     
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    Innocent159

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    No stress guys. Ill order some pre filter from takealot when I order my electric windows. Dont spend as much time on the tank as i'm busy doing custom doorpanels on my mazda sting.
     
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    Innocent159

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    I got that for free. I use it underneath the vinyl of my door panels to create diamond shape.

    I will send a picture than you can confirm
     
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    yeah that sounds about right .... just make sure if you can is has not been chemically treated. Always a problem when we buy stuff and use not as directed ;-)

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Innocent159

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    So here is it. The reason i wasn't active. I need help asap. I need to know what to spend money on before getting other plants.
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    So i did a clean up. Removed dead leaves and reduce light to 6hours a day. Also a few shots of good growth

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    That bolbitis looks good! Cyanobacteria is a pain to say the least, I think it's partially caused by low flow and oxygenation. I'd read up on it. I think a heavy hydrogen peroxide bomb will work but needs extreme caution and I'd read up first.

    I'm glad the plants are doing well :)
     
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    Innocent159

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    I have an air pump if its low o2. I know my tank have little to no flow.
    Thanks it's only the bolbitis. Pulled out a few ferns and moss only doing good on the emerged section the other's dont get flow.

    Ill read up on cyanobacteria
     
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    Hi there.It has been a few years since I have been active around here as life happened.I can not give you a lot save for maybe that I think there might be a serious imbalance in your tank hence the algae problems on your plants,cyano often happens in "dead spots" in a tank aka low/no flow also look at your substrate as it looks like there is a lot of anaerobic spots in it malaysian trumpet snails work a charm but they breed like crazy and soon become a pest if not controlled.

    Regards;
    Shaun
     
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    I wont mind to get the snails. Actually miss my turbo.
    What fish can i use to controll it? Need to sort this out. It is much better now but still not perfect.
     
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    Can control what? Cyano is never eaten by fish as far as I know.
     
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    Innocent159

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    But cyano is created by anaerobic areas in my substrate so if i can add Malaysian trumpet snails i will need fish to controll the snail population
     
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    I wouldn't introduce snails into your tank. Once you do, you will struggle to get rid of them.

    Take a long stick or similar and 2 or 3 times a week gently stir the substrate
    Also, adjust the filter outflow and see if you can create more of a current over the troublesome spots.
     
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    Innocent159

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    Okay thank you. I'll get the stick or pvc pipe to stir up the substrate.

    Would it be better to change all the substrate?
     
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    Give it a go and see what happens.
    But if you are finding the substrate is becoming too compact, might be worth considering changing to something with bigger grains.
     
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    Innocent159

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    I want to do some carpet without co2 so im considering changing
     
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    Unfortunately snails is not the answer here first try the stick poking and if that does not work out you will have to take to a new substrate as the quick fix.Other than that I can not give any other sound advice.

    Regards
     
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