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Discussion in 'Aquatic Microbiology' started by aprendiz, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. aprendiz

    aprendiz Junior Poster

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    HI TO ALL,
    A friend has told me about a problem with an unknown type in his fish tank but by not having sufficient evidence to ask for help of you hope you give me ANY IDEA AND SUGGESTIONS.
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  2. dutchy

    dutchy Plant Guru Team
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    Unknown type? It's staghorn. (Compsopogon). Cause: Low CO2 and some NH4. Add more CO2 or use less light (hours or intensity) and always change water after working in the tank. If the tank is still new, maybe it's not cycled yet and there's some NH4 around. If so change 50% water twice per week over the next weeks.

    Try to increase biomass, even it's just temporary plants that are not part of the final design.

    If you do a search on Compsopogon on this site you can find more info.

    Regards,
    dutchy
     
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  3. Tom Barr

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    Excel dosing would help also.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  4. chad320

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    It may also help your co2 distribution/stauration if you put your diffuser next to your filter to get it to flow with the current better. +2 on light reduction and OD excel for a few days until it turns red. Its red when it dies.
     
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