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    Thank you! I'm quite glad I've actually been able to get some plants to grow! :D
     
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    Update on the 100L?
     
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    Nothing too much has happened in that tank yet but I'm post up a picture anyways! I did get some cuttings of creeping Jenny from work though, and that took really well! Even though the plant I got the cuttings from was growing outside in a pot, as soon as I put the cuttings in water in a few days they already started growing roots and no leaves have yet died back at all
     
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    Photos please! :thumbup:
     
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    Here's my 3ft tank
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    Here are some recently laid Cory eggs, don't seem like they were fertilized so I'll leave them for the other fish to just eat
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    Here's one of the cuttings of creeping Jenny. I put the pebble on top of it to weigh it down until the roots take well enough to hold itself in place
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    Looking nice!
    Those cory eggs might very well be fertilized.
     
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    Figeth’s cory eggs she got from me (laid on Saturday morning) hatched today! Seems like it’s cory season :)
     
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    Oh that's great!
    @Figeth you must be so excited!!
    You're right @A new day it must be Cory season lol! I've decided to just leave my eggs in the tank for the others to eat. I still have babies from my first lot of eggs that are growing up, I'm not sure what I'd do with more babies :lol:
     
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    Hey guys, I'm having a bit of an issue at the moment with algae on the leaves of my plants, can I treat it with hydrogen peroxide?
    If so how can I use it, since the plants (mostly anubias) are all attached or rooted.. Plus I have snails and fish in the tank..
     
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    Hi @T. Guppy what type of algae are you dealing with? Could you try taking pics?
    Also, what type of snails do you have, any nerites or ramshorns? Is this your tank with the SAEs? Do you have ottos also?
     
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    I tried to gently rub it off with a toothbrush but I don't want to rub it too hard incase I damage the leaves

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    Anubias are prone to that type of algae when the light intensity is too high (they prefer lower light). The stem plant next to it looks fine on the pic. Could that be the issue you think? Some pics of other plants with algae?
     
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    I think the light is the issue.. The giant hygro and the wisteria are both clean, but the alternanthera looks like it's covered a bit, as well as the creeping Jenny. I also have a lot of the algae growing on my drift wood and the surface of the gravel. 15748692695182686669252844619812.jpg
    Sorry this one's a bit funny, took a picture from the top and the water moving distorts it a bit, but you can still see it's got some algae on the leaves even though it should be all red and pretty lol

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    Also I just did a gravel vac with a water change so currently there isn't any algae on the gravel
     
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    I would try:
    1) give the anubias some shade eg let some taller plants partially grow over them / tuck them into a more shady corner/ put hornwort or other floating plants in the tank to block off some light where they grow

    2) I’ve seen ramshorn snails eat that algae clean off anubias leaves in a couple of hours, they’re the right pick for the job. Nerite snails also to some degree, perhaps especially the smaller ones like horned nerites

    3) Both nerites (any) and ramshorns will keep your hardscape quite clean from algae. Large nerites are particularly good at keeping glass and substrate surface clean
     
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    That sounds much safer than chemicals thanks! I think shading them might be hard at the moment, since they're right in the Centre under the light (which is why I think that's the most obvious reason after you pointed that out :D)
    I'll look out for some snails instead!
    Thank you for your help again!
     
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    Pleasure! Yes even if you revert to chemicals, which I understand is sometimes necessary, the algae will come right back unless the root causes are addressed. Also check that you’re not overdosing ferts, but I don’t think so.
    The nerite-ramshorn-trumpet-shrimp combo I have in all my tanks and I think it works like a charm for anything but bba. For that the SAEs work
     
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    Do shrimp help in any way? I've been thinking of getting shrimp lately
     
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    Yes shrimp do make a difference, especially on hardscape but also certain algae on leaves. But for the algae on your anubias etc you need ramshorns, shrimp won’t make a dent in green spot algae. And nerites are winners through and through.
     
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    Okies snails it is then! :D thanks!!
     
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    Pleasure!
    PS the alternanthera is really a high tech plant so it may not work out regardless. It’s one of the most difficult plants out there.
    The creeping Jenny is best grown out of a filter or floating on the surface (eg with the roots wedged in behind the heater cord). It is not a true aquatic plant and may not last long fully submerged.
    Hope you come right! Overall the plants look good, post a FTS I’m sure it has grown in a lot since your previous update :thumbup:
     

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