NEW!!! HMA water purfier that now removes CHLORAMINES.
they work just like RO but different cartidges have been used
:p LOL....what's heavier...a ton of rocks or a ton of feathers?!?!?!?!?
he said in an earlier post that he thought his tap water was very poor quality
HMA = Heavy Metal Axe . Filters tap water, removed heavy metals (e.g. lead, copper, etc, but not minerals. Most of them have a chloramine /...
if your tap water is an issue should you consider using an HMA?
Every day I have to remove a 1mm film of protein scum from the drop checker - what is this telling me about my tank?
So, on top the BGA now, added loads of hygro and starting to get good growth all round, the anubias are pearling, all the other plants are growing...
i think the snails in the first picture are the clue..............?
friend of mine suggested rabbit droppings?
isn't kno3 a fertiliser farmers use as well?
might be route in to a source that way?
i found a small spot (size of end of a fingertip) of BGA which appeared this afternoon! I removed it with my fingers
the eheim aquaball came...
did a massive clean out yeaterday - took me about 4 hours
scrubbed all the surfaces (most of the bga was on the back)
thanks again Tom
bit of an update
went ahead with the blackout, increased NO3, redirected filter flow so plants waving, stopped ammonia dosing...co2 switched...
Thanks - surprised by the addition of ammonia thing, tank was already cycled but moved fish out to make for discus - cancelled order when i found...
So, here's the plan:
2 day blackout
eSHA 707 for a week
increase dosing of ferts
reduce ammonia dosing to keep tank cycled
thanks guys brilliant help
i'm wondering if i should black out for a few days to kill it off, then lights, CO2 and much more NPK back in?
Its probably high light then! Two T8 tubes + two T5HO tubes
TPN+ contains NPK and micros, recommended at 30ml per week for highly planted...
So, have a 300l tank heavily planted with Crypts, Swords, Hygrphillia, Frogbit.
Last Week I increased
light from 1.4wpg to 2wpg
I'm looking for a nutrient rich substrate thats light sand in colour and can be used on its own
kind of like eco-complete, except sand in...