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Macek's Planted Aquarium - 24l (6gal)

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Macek, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Macek

    Macek New Member

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    My only aquarium is situated on the kitchen desk. It brings me a lot of enjoyment these days and I spend a lot of spare time by watching it and by taking care of it. My wife is not always happy about it :)

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    Now I am trying to get rid of green thread algae, which infested Eleocharis and Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba'. I am trying some tips from Walstad and increasing CO2. (I dose PMDD) - I don´t want to use glutaraldehyde because It made no good to to my vals recently. Maybe later.
     
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    :D think many of us can relate to what you are saying. You have a nice tank. well balanced, good plant selection, but I think you are right, need to focus on the CO2 and dosing. What light do you use ?

    No need for glutaraldehyde with thread. Toothbrush for mechanical remove, CO2 and lower light to prevent resurgence.
     
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    Thank you for your comment. It is nice to find out real people are here, not just robots :) .

    My light is not impressive :

    "04395 LED lightening LFL-CL-450 12w (W) /0,5A" (google it please, I can´t send the link because error occurs)

    Actually I lowered the light at 50% until the day before tomorrow (I have dimmer) - I was waiting for duck weed and Ceratophyllum to cover the surface with aim to use their power against algae. I turned the light at highest level. I also plan to switch to EI but first I want to use my PMDD solution completely - I am not in a hurry and I want to see what will happen with the algae if I make all other measures.
     
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    I have also cut the carpet plants with algae to support their growth (My photo is a few days old).
     
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    Nice looking tank
     
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